Local voluntary groups, and people with not for profit businesses, have a chance to get the latest information on funding opportunities, and how to run their groups in a more enterprising way, at a free event in the Boniface Centre, Crediton on Tuesday 7 October.
The keynote speaker is Julie Hawker, Chief Executive of Honiton-based IT consultancy and social enterprise Cosmic, and Board Member of Devon & Cornwall Business Council.
The event is being organised by Involve, which supports voluntary and community groups throughout Mid Devon. Involve’s Chief Officer Duncan Wood said: “Volunteers are being expected to do more and more with less and less, and we can’t rely on things going on as they were. So it’s time for everyone to think outside the box.
As well as hearing about Cosmic, an exemplar of social enterprise in the county, attendees will also be able to get practical advice on how to build their own social businesses from Debbie Stewart, partner in The Fruit Tree for Business, and hear about more general funding opportunities for local groups.
The free event will run from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Boniface Centre, Church Lane, Crediton on 7 October and includes a free lunch. People wishing to come are asked to email email@example.com or call John Skrine on 07814 387090.
John Skrine offers free support and advice to local voluntary and community organisations on behalf of Involve. He is also in Crediton Library in Belle Parade every Thursday from 12.30 – 2.00 p.m.
This event is run by Evolve, this blog represents a shortened version of their press release. For further information take note of the paragraph in bold or head to Evolve's website.
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