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Friday, April 7th, 2017

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


Community Buildings

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Dorset Community Action are pleased to be working with East Dorset and Christchurch Councils, and to invite you to a conference for centre managers, trustees and management committee members from community centres, youth clubs and village halls. The conference aims to provide you with information, tools and resources to support the sustainability of your community building.There will be a number of speakers, workshops and displays. As well as time for networking and sharing experience.
We kindly request that tickets are limited to 2 per organisation.
Date: Tuesday 21st March 2017 (9.45am registration for 10am start through to 3.30pm finish)
Venue: The Hub, Verwood
Cost: £15 pp for voluntary and community groups, £30 pp for statutory groups
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
What will the event cover?
The aim of the day is to support community buildings, youth centres and village halls with information, tools and resources that will help them improve their sustainability.
This will be achieved by a series of speakers, workshops, displays and printed material.
All participants will have the opportunity to bring display material.
The draft programme for the day subject to getting speakers is as follows:-
9.30 – Registration – teas and coffees
10.00 – Welcome and introductions
10.15 – Speaker 1 – Community Buildings – the future? Deborah Clarke, ACRE
10.45 – Speaker 2 -A Dutch case study, Kirsten Birke Lund – European Rural Parliament.(TBC)
Break – coffee
11.30 – 12.15 – 3x workshops :-
• Marketing your hall
• Legislations, risk management, safeguarding & Prevent
• Recruiting and managing volunteers and trustees
12.15 – Speaker 3 – Sustainable volunteer committees – Marina Baker, Volunteer Centre Dorset
12.30 – Speaker 4 – Living & Learning centres – Jessica Maskrey, DCC
12.45 – 1.30 – Lunch
1.30 – Speaker 5 – Funding for your Community building – including two case studies (TBC)
2.15 – Feedback – Support for Dorset’s Halls and Community Buildings – DCA Questionnaire
2.30 – 3.15 – Q&A Panel
3:30pm – close
Confirmed displays to date include:-
• Hallmaster
• Ward Goodman
• Living & Learning
• Big Lottery
• Dorset Leader
• Talbot Village Trust
• Dorset Draughtproofing
To register BOOK HERE
Further information:- please contact us on 01202 847605 or email