Meet the funder event

At the end of February 2015, we held a funding surgery at here at the Centre in which representatives from the Big Lottery & Essex Community Foundation attended. During the course of the day twelve groups discussed their funding needs on a one to one basis with the respective funder. The demand was so great that a second date in March had to be arranged enabling the Big Lottery to visit Chelmsford once again, this too is now fully booked.

“Such a wonderful opportunity allowing us to discuss our funding requirements’’  Writtle Handbell Ringers

“Thank you very much for arranging the event…. It was really beneficial to us’’     Wilderness Foundation.

Community Shares

On 20 November 2012, Centre Supporting Voluntary Action hosted an event to find out more about how large sums of money can be raised by Community Share issue. Our large meeting room here at Burgess Well House, was packed out with people from a wide variety of voluntary agencies.

Two guest speakers from the Co-operative attended. Ged Devlin from Legal Services at Co-Operatives UK (Manchester) now working within the recently launched Community Shares Unit, which is supported by the Department of Communities and Local Government advised on governance, legal structures and gave a number of examples of successful projects. Austen Cordasco from the Co-Operative Assistance Network Ltd talked about being able to assist groups with plans of how to put such ideas into practice.

Rochelle Matthieson, External Funding Bid Officer from Essex County Council spoke about the support in terms of assistance that they are able to give to Essex organisations. 

Thanks to everyone who came along – it was a great afternoon with many questions asked by an enthusiastic audience.

Peter and Ged