2 November: Suffolk Village Halls and Community Building Conference

October 4, 2017

Categories: CAS announcements | Events

Organised by Community Action Suffolk, the Suffolk Village Halls and Community Building Conference will bring together all those involved with such buildings.

  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • 10am to 3:30pm (registration and market place from 9.30am)
  • The Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell
  • £25 per delegate (lunch and refreshments included), payment to be made at time of booking

This is a day for networking with others, hearing from national speakers and learning new skills and practices to take back to halls and buildings.

Following the success of last year’s event at Great Barton, trustees, officers, staff and volunteers involved with village halls and community buildings are invited to attend, places are priced at £25.

Deborah Clark, Rural Evidence Manager at ACRE, one of the conference’s keynote speakers, said:

“If you are a volunteer helping to support a village hall or community building then ACRE recommends you attend Suffolk’s Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference. There will be something for everyone from practical help with insurance and electrical safety to governance and incorporation. It will be an opportunity to share the ups and downs of managing a hall with other volunteers.

“My presentation covers issues for halls now and what they need to consider for the future.  This leads into how the ACRE Network and the new National Network for Village and Community Halls is working to influence government and policy makers.”

Book your place(s) here | Meet the speakers


Conference agenda:

 

9:30am Registration and Coffee, Market Place Open
10am Welcome
10:10am National Update from ACRE Deborah Clarke, Rural Evidence Manager, ACRE
10.40am Results from CAS Village Hall and Community Building survey Jon Eaton, Locality Officer Team Leader, CAS
10:55am “Hall for All” – The Hub Huntingfield, Heveningham & Ubbeston Village Hall
11:15am Break – Market Place Open
11:45am Workshops:
Becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation: introduction and overview of legal process and key considerations Liz Brownsell, Senior Associate Charities and Social Enterprise, Birketts Solicitors
Funding Surgery CAS, Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk County Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Governance Support CAS Locality Officers
Professional Services Suffolk ProHelp, CAS Business Support
12:30pm Lunch, Market Place Open
1:30pm Workshops:
Village Hall and Community Building Insurance Lorna Hart, Insurance Manager, CAS
Electrical Safety in Village Halls and Community Buildings Quick Test
Funding Surgery CAS, Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk County Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Interactive Support for Yourhall Matt Morling, IT Manager, CAS
2:15pm Overview of Legal Process to Become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Liz Brownsell, Senior Associate Charities and Social Enterprise, Birketts Solicitors
2.40pm Updates from CAS Jon Eaton, Locality Officer Team Leader, CAS
3:15pm Plenary Session
3:30pm Close

 


Booking information:

Places cost £25 per delegate (inclusive of lunch and refreshments).

Book your place(s) here

Bookings close at midday on 31 October 2017.

Please note:

  • places can only be booked online via the link above
  • payment must be made online at the time of booking
  • please have a credit/debit card or Paypal account ready

For further information on the Conference, please contact Jon Eaton on 07775 907828 or email jon.eaton@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk