Upcoming Empowering Communities Events

Here you’ll find a list of upcoming Empowering Communities events and other sessions that may be useful to your VCSE organisation

Managing Finances for VCSEs – Top Tips and Advice

Thurs 19 Oct 2023 09:30 – 10:30 at Norfolk Community Foundation

Financial expert Tony Lawlor will join you for breakfast at Norfolk Community Foundation’s HQ in Norwich where he will share 20+ years of insights on risk-management, cashflow, KPIs, money-saving tips and financial responsibilities. This is an in-person event. Booking essential: https://bit.ly/3EBtLAP

Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network – Session 1

Thurs 19 Oct 2023 15:00-17:00 at Costessey Centre

We are launching a series of “networking workshops” facilitated by Helen Fitzhugh of the UEA Evolve Workplace Wellbeing research team. Whatever stage you are in the journey to embed workplace wellbeing initiatives in your organisation, we invite you to join our supportive network of colleagues from across Norfolk’s VCSEs. In each workshop, we will explore a section of the Evolve Toolkit with plenty of time for questions and discussion about real-world application in your organisations.

Full details & bookings

VCSE Leadership Network Autumn Meeting

Weds 8 Nov 2023 16:00-18:00 at The King’s Centre Norwich OR online

This Network supports those in leadership roles within Norfolk’s VCSE sector by creating a space for relationships to develop and experiences to be shared, providing peer support which informs and strengthens collective influencing. Our first meeting is themed ‘Inclusive Leadership: Sharing Perspectives and Experiences’, with guest speakers sharing their lived experience and learning, plus time for connecting and networking with peers.

Full details & bookings

Save the Date! Norfolk Vision for Volunteering Launch

Tues 21st Nov 2023 17:30-20:00 at Assembly House, Norwich

Come along and be part of a new Vision for Volunteering in Norfolk! The Vision has been developed as part of Empowering Communities and highlights the most significant barriers to volunteering, suggesting adaptations to make volunteering more inclusive. The event will celebrate volunteers and share the findings, key themes and future suggestions of the Vision with a wide audience of stakeholders from VCSE organisations, public sector bodies and volunteers.

Full details & bookings available soon.

More information about the Empowering Communities Events programme

To find out more, see our full schedule & to book any EC events, please head to our events calendar.


In case you missed these recent Empowering Communities events…

Masterclass in Preventing Financial Fraud

Norfolk Community Foundation were joined by Handelsbanken to highlight common scams fraudsters use. Don’t get caught out! Watch the recorded webinar today. Make sure to share with your staff and volunteers to protect yourselves and your organisation against the latest scams. You can view the talk here: https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/our-work/webinars/preventing-financial-fraud-webinar/

NCAN October Partnership Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the NCAN October Partnership meeting on 4th October. A special thanks to MAP for leading the session. They provided an in-depth view into their specific areas of work supporting vulnerable young people in Norfolk. This was a powerful and informative session. We’re hugely grateful to two young people, who agreed to give up their own time and attend the meeting to talk about their invaluable lived experience as service users and the support they have received. We also heard from MIND’s Routes Employment Service, which supports people with mental health conditions to gain and retain paid employment.

A reminder that all our partnership meetings can be viewed on our website here. Please note, we have removed the interview with MAP service users from the recording for privacy/safety reasons. If you would like to read an anonymised transcript of this section then please e-mail us at info@ncan.co.uk.

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