This is the second meeting of the North West VCSE sector forum facilitated by Selnet in partnership with Network for Europe. We are coming together to learn the latest on the UK-Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Please join us on Thursday 30th September 10-11:30
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Following the successful event in August, many of those present wanted to meet again to look at what the £1.5bn UK-Shared Prosperity Fund could deliver at a local level, and how as a Sector could help to shape and influence this Fund.
While we are primarily hoping for third sector organisations in North West England to join the meeting, we are happy to include others across the UK who want to take part.
To bring ourselves up to date, Andy Churchill (NfE) will start with updates on the Community Renewal Fund, this fund being the precursor to UKSPF’s £1.5bn a year which will replace European Funding and the Community Ownership Fund £150m to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure.
This will be followed by three key speakers who will help stimulate thinking about how SPF can help address key themes – Poverty, Health / Mental Health and Climate Change:
- Sue Ormiston, EU Programme Manager National Lottery Community Fund
- Adrian Leather, CEO Active Lancashire
- Chris Coates, Director & Site Manager Halton Mill Low Carbon Workspace
We are clear that Local Authorities, Local Third Sector and other Local Partners will need to work together to develop a local strategy and implement results. We will consider the developments around the UK Civil Society Forum, various consultations we can add value to that are underway and give everyone an opportunity to discuss how we can learn from experience to develop an effective and efficient fund.
We will then discuss what we want to do next… Please send any key questions regarding UKSPF to email@example.com to enable all key issues to be addressed in this meeting.