With Forth Valley Third Sector Conference 2019 LESS THAN TWO WEEKS away, we’re continuing our highlights of some workshops on the day, including:
- Creating Cultures for Co-Production
- Crowfunding: A New Way of Funding Third Sector
- The Importance of Young Trusteeship in Scotland
- Tackling Inequalities: Everyone Has A Role To Play!
Our second Forth Valley Third Sector Conference, held in partnership with our colleagues at CTSI and SVE, will take place on Wednesday 13th February at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire.
Creating Cultures for Co-Production
Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes. This free resource focuses on putting ideas into action. You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project.
Facilitator: Josie Vallely, Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
Aims: To introduce the Co-production Project Planner, a resource supporting co-production projects to happen effectively. Outcomes: Understand how to plan your project more effectively, and learn how the tool can work for your organisation.
Crowfunding: A New Way of Funding Third Sector
Crowdfunding is an alternative way of raising money and is fast becoming part of the mainstream funding mix. This workshop will explain how crowdfunding works, what kinds of projects are suitable and the three step process to raising funds.
Facilitator: Jenny Fenwick, Crowdfunder UK
Aims: An introduction to crowdfunding and Crowdfunder.
Outcomes: To understand how to make the most of the opportunities that crowfunding presents, learn how crowdfunding works and the three steps to success.
The Importance of Young Trusteeship in Scotland
Exploring why it is important to have young trustees on boards, strengthening organisations, civil society and empowering the next generation.
Facilitator: International Voluntary Service (IVS)
Aims: To raise awareness of the benefits of recruiting young trustees.
Outcomes: For organisations to be more confident in attracting young trustees.
Tackling Inequalities: Everyone Has A Role To Play!
A panel discussion on the work to tackle inequalities across Scotland, along with the aims and impact of the Community Link Workers programme from CVS Inverclyde, and how this ties into the Forth Valley perspective through Forth Valley Community Focus CIC and CSREC.
Facilitator: CVS Inverclyde, Forth Valley Community Focus CIC, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)
Aims: To discuss and learn about the role the third sector has in supporting those experiencing inequalities in our communities.
Outcomes: A greater understanding of this role at both national and local levels, and how the Community Link Workers programme can be part of this.
Anna Fowlie, the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), will be speaking on workforce issues faced in the third sector, while in the afternoon Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, will talk about the part communities play in offender repayment.
They will be joined on the day by the Deputy Director for Scotland of the Big Lottery, Neil Ritch, and Paul Reddish, Chief Executive of Project Scotland, along with 12 other leading speakers in their fields, covering a wide range of workshops, all based around this year’s theme: “Growing Your Communities”.
In addition to speakers and workshops, attendees will have access to surgeries from Firstport and the Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE), a panel discussion, marketplace, and lots of networking opportunities.
The conference is open to anyone working or volunteering for third sector organisations or groups across Forth Valley, as well as local partners.
Tickets are £10 each, covering the cost of lunch provided by a local charitable organisation.
To book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Alternatively, for further information, please contact CVS Falkirk by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org