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Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom

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June 2018

Meet the Funder: Big Lottery Fund

June 26 @ 09:30 - 10:30
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Meet the Funder: Big Lottery Fund 26th June 2018 9:30 – 10:30 The Lauries in Birkenhead Are you thinking of applying to the Big Lottery Fund – either to the Reaching Communities or Awards for All programme this year? There have been some very big changes to both programmes this year. We have invited the new Big Lottery’s Local Funding Officer – Anna Simon to update Wirral organisations on the recent changes As well as the updates this is an…

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July 2018

Volunteer Best Practice Workshop

July 3 @ 09:30 - 12:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Hosted by Community Action Wirral's Keelan, this course is intended to assist organisations with the effective management of volunteers. Best practice does not require any specialist knowledge. It mostly involves common sense and the imaginative ability to put yourself in the position of a volunteer. How would you like to be treated? Are you made to feel welcome and useful? The recruitment and management of volunteers is not dissimilar to the recruitment and management of staff, but unlike paid staff,…

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De-mythologising the Asset Based approach

July 4 @ 09:30 - 13:00
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One event on November 20, 2018 at 9:30am

The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Demythologising the Asset Based approach and using it to reform practice. Moving at the speed of trust / Leadership by stepping back Why would you come to this workshop? Informing social prescription. Involving funding streams for enterprise. How community currency works. Being risk takers. Stronger outcomes for less money. Building Resilience. Changing the nature of the relationship with public bodies. Programme Introduction to the concept of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). The journey of the COP (Communities of Practice). Where…

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Wirral Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

July 12 @ 09:30 - 12:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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More often than not, volunteer managers work in isolation so it’s great to meet up with others to share frustrations and nuggets of best practice. One of the best sources of information, advice and support is each other. The Wirral Volunteer Managers Network meeting gives people working with volunteers in Wirral an opportunity to share ideas, network and provide mutual support. If your role includes working with and supporting volunteers within your organisation, we would love to invite you to…

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Introduction to Fundraising

July 24 @ 09:30 - 12:30
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Delivered by Zel Rodgers, Community Action Wirral's (Development Officer for Funding & Goverance), this Introduction to Fundraising course offers you a practical introduction to the role covering basic principles and best practice. You will also learn how to ensure your fundraising activities are legal and ethical. As a result you should be able to better contribute to your organisation’s fundraising effectiveness and understand why your relationship(s) with your donors and supporters is critical to your success. Who is this course…

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Business Planning Workshop

July 26 @ 09:30 - 12:30
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s Paul Rittenberg sets out the areas that charities should cover in a business plan. This workshop is an introduction to the business plan process providing insight and practical examples of how a business plan can benefit your organisation.  This can be particularly useful for non-profit organisations seeking to introduce more structure, develop commercial opportunities, attract investment, or run their organisation more efficiently. A business plan describes your organisation and its activities, or a specific project. It…

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August 2018

Community Campaigns & Engagement workshop

August 20 @ 09:30 - 12:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Event Details: This workshop is all about engagement and campaigning in the community. In this workshop, you will learn how to run an effective community campaign and to engage with the public and other organisations. You will also learn how to utilise social media effectively to your organisation's advantage. The workshop is being delivered by Cllr. Warren Ward, an effective community champion and Wirral Borough Councillor. About Cllr Warren Ward Elected in 2016 aged 18 - Warren made history both…

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Big Lottery Fund Drop In @ the Coffee Lounge at the Lauries

August 21 @ 13:00 - 15:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Big Lottery Fund Drop In @ the Coffee Lounge at the LauriesAnna Simon from the Big Lottery Fund is Wirral's Local Lottery Officer.   She has offered to come to join us at the Coffee Lounge from 1pm to 3pm on the 21st August 2018 Drop in and have a chance to chat to Anna about your project idea while she is here on the Wirral for the afternoon. Big Lottery Funds include: Awards for All Reaching Communities Partnership Fund

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Involving Volunteers with … Learning Disabilities

August 30 @ 13:30 - 15:30
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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By involving volunteers with learning disabilities you are empowering them to make their individual contribution to society. You and your organisation will also learn from the experience. Remember that people with learning disabilities are often the experts in their own needs. Specialist advice can be obtained from relevant local or national bodies. This informal workshop will give you some hints, tips and ideas to further support your volunteers who have a learning disability or give you the confidence to recruit…

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October 2018

Strengthen and Refine your Grant

October 3 @ 09:30 - 12:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Strengthen and Refine your Grant Strengthening and refining funding applications developing project templates and a portfolio of activities, importance of staff, CV, track record, capacity, quality, achievements, processes, systems, critical friend. How to search for opportunities, Scoring criteria, labour market information – how to stand out from the crowd... This workshop is for people who have completed a number of small funding bids and want to refine their skills. Please note that if you are unable to attend once you…

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November 2018

How to approach Grant Application Budgets

November 7 @ 09:30 - 12:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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How to approach Grant Application Budgets Budgets for small grants... basic assumptions for funding applications constructing a budget value for money, full cost recovery how to ensure a funding application doesn't cost you money ensuring you include all eligible items of expenditure This workshop is for people who have completed a number of small funding bids and want to refine their budgeting skills. Please note that if you are unable to attend once you have booked onto the workshop and…

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Find Different Money – Diversifying your Income

November 8 @ 13:30 - 16:00
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Generating income is more than fundraising. It is about making your organisation sustainable by establishing a range of funding (diversifying your sources of income), so that you are not dependent on one source. Your income generation plan must ensure that: you are raising sufficient levels of income to enable you to deliver your organisation's purpose; it must cover all costs incurred you have taken into account any restrictions imposed by funders on how your organisation can apply the funds received…

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Business Planning – Improve your Business Planning skills.

November 29 @ 09:30 - 12:30
The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6EY United Kingdom
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Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s Paul Rittenberg sets out the areas that charities should cover in a business plan. This workshop is an introduction to the business plan process providing insight and practical examples of how a business plan can benefit your organisation.  This can be particularly useful for non-profit organisations seeking to introduce more structure, develop commercial opportunities, attract investment, or run their organisation more efficiently. A business plan describes your organisation and its activities, or a specific project. It…

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