Free Workshops

Free Workshops – in Trustees’ Week, part of our Community Capacity Building Programme

In partnership with Awards for All we’re able to offer a range of workshops FREE, along with networking opportunities during Trustees’ Week [13-17 November 2017]. Today’s spotlight is on:

Unlocking Resources in Communities

Public finance is under greater pressure than ever and at the same time demand for public services continues to rise. We also know that inequality within communities is increasing. VAF believes that we now need to act, and take a different cross-sectoral approach to funding and policy making which builds on the existing strengths within communities.

This interactive workshop will explore what VAF has learned as a fund manager and how we can bring the third, public and private sectors together to challenge inequality by unlocking resources in our communities.

Who would benefit:

This session would benefit anyone who is interested in changing the traditional funding model which focusses on social problems, deficits and short-to-medium term change. It would also be of interest to organisations that want to build greater understanding of the third sector within the public and private sectors

We’re excited to let you know this workshop is being presented by Keith Wimbles.

Keith is Chief Executive of the Voluntary Action Fund. He has worked in the third sector for over twenty years including Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector and SCVO where he developed programmes and learning initiatives to support the community and voluntary sectors.

Dates and Times

North West Resource Centre Dumfries 13:30 15 November.  More details and booking HERE

Details of each day’s full programmes are here:

Stranraer  Castle Douglas  Dumfries  Lockerbie


Governance Guiding Principles

At present, there is no governance good practice guidelines specifically for third sector organisations in Scotland.  Other jurisdictions have produced similar guidelines such as England and Ireland but to date the guidance is disjointed and not specific to Scotland.

Who would benefit:

The session will be particularly useful to new board members or those that are unsure about their role. More experienced board members who feel they need to be reminded of or refocus on a basic approach to good governance principles may also benefit from attending.

We’re excited to let you know this workshop is being presented by Karina MacLeod.

Senscot Legal Services Manager Karina is an experienced paralegal with a BA Honours degree in Law, 13 years working experience providing advice to clients across a range of legal issues.

We’d love to see you at any of the events – if you’re booking one workshop do think about attending another. There’ll be refreshments throughout the event.

Thanks for reading – if this isn’t for you please do forward to your networks so we can reach as many people as possible.

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.

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Published Oct 31, 2017 in News