We hold regular free forums for voluntary and community groups.
Our forums give groups and organisations the opportunity to network, influence and learn.
Read on to find out what we've got coming up. This is regularly updated so please come back and see what's new or sign up to our newsletter and we'll keep you posted.
Forum for South Somerset voluntary and community groups
Unicorn Hotel, Somerton, 28th November
Vicky Sullivan, our Community Ambassador Coordinator will be joining us to talk about the Community Ambassador Network (CAN) in South Somerset. Through CAN, we aim to bring together community-minded people and representatives from local services and organisations to help us connect with a wide audience and ensure their voices are heard, enabling them to make a valuable contribution to the planning and evaluation of current services. CAN provides opportunities for people to share their knowledge, skills and experiences and Vicky will outline the various ways in which you can get involved in this exciting new project.
We'll also be joined Vicki Vincent, Spark's Community Accountant, who will introduce our new Community Accountancy service. She’ll give a brief overview of the key financial issues affecting the not-for-profit sector and how Spark can support you. We intend to shape the Community Accountancy Service according to the needs of our service users, so there will be plenty of opportunity for group discussion and input from attendees.
‘They are well run and organised. Asking for ideas from the groups who use your services, like mine, makes the talks very useful and relevant. The time-controlled networking has been exceptionally useful for me.’