Training and Events – Calendar

Focus on Funding Forum – Community Climate Grants & Cold to Cosy initiative

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This month we have Helen Attewell from Cumbria Action for Sustainability joining the forum to talk about Community Climate Grants and the Cold to Cosy Homes initiative:
The presentation will:

  • Outline the opportunities provided by a new Community Climate Grant for Cumbrian groups (administered via CAfS).
  • Give an input on Cold to Cosy Homes and how this service can be accessed.
  • Provide some suggestions on how VCFSE groups can engage with sustainability issues and reduce their carbon emissions.

Helen joined Cumbria Action for Sustainability in April 2021, as part of the National Lottery funded Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership team. Cumbria Action for Sustainability – often know as CAfS – is a long-standing charity which has a mission to empower and enable people, communities and businesses to live and work more sustainably by sharing knowledge, practice, skills, networks and practical experience.

Storytelling for Fundraising

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Storytelling is a valuable fundraising skill you can use to influence potential funders, learn how to make effective use of storytelling.

*Please be aware that this event takes place over two sessions, on the 20th and 27th January 2022, both from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The tickets will cover both free sessions.*

South Cumbria Third Sector Network Meeting

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Do you represent a Third Sector organisation in South Lakeland then why not grab a cuppa and come along to meet others in your area?

As a small group of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations we wanted to meet others working in the sector to help us come together to share practice and provide services locally in a linked up and connected way.

Volunteer Manager Network Meeting

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Join the next Volunteer Managers Network meeting to discuss Recruiting Volunteers and the current challenges recruiting and retaining volunteers. 

 

Storytelling for Fundraising

Date:

Time:

Storytelling is a valuable fundraising skill you can use to influence potential funders, learn how to make effective use of storytelling.

*Please be aware that this event takes place over two sessions, on the 20th and 27th January 2022, both from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The tickets will cover both free sessions.*

Carlisle Community Groups Network

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If you are part of a not-for-profit organisation or group that supports and works for people in the local community then please register!

The aim of the Community Group network is to be an informal space for groups to come together, share ideas and support each other. Community groups have always provided a valuable service to local communities, and in recent years have been invaluable in meeting the wide ranging emergency needs in response to the pandemic. The network is an opportunity to celebrate this work, while also providing a collaborative space for peer support.

Get involved in volunteering to support animal charities today!

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Join Cumbria CVS and charities and organisations that support animals at the next Virtual Volunteer Recruitment Session on:

Thursday 3 February 2022, 12noon-1.30pm online via zoom

Attending this event will give volunteers an amazing opportunity to find out more about the different charities and organisations needing help, what the different opportunities are, when and where volunteers are needed, along with details about the training, support and recruitment process for each organisation.

Grant Finder Roadshow – Appleby

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Come along with your ideas, laptop or tablet and find out about sources of funding for your project or organisation.

After a brief demonstration, you will have the opportunity to carry out your own GRANTfinder search, and generate a report of results to take away!

Trustee Network (Management Committee)

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A network to support volunteer trustees and directors

The Trustee Network aims to bring together trustees and volunteer directors from different voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations to share good practice, experience, ideas and offer peer networking support.

At the Network you will get to meet your local CVS District Manager (Ali Greenhalgh (South), Bridget Johns (West) and Niall McNulty (North)) and County Volunteer Manager (Judith Smale).

Introduction to Financial Management

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These sessions will introduce charities how to develop their financial practices. The workshops are aimed at smaller groups with an annual income of less than £250K. Funded through Copeland Community Fund, the FREE Introduction to Financial Management Workshops can assist groups based in Copeland, or who work in Copeland.

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