Date and time

Thursday 11 July, 2019

11:45–16:30

Venue

Arbury Community Centre

Campkin Road

Cambridge

CB4 2LD

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About this event

Creating the right funding mix

Learn from Locality experts about how to create the perfect funding cocktail – from loan finance to community shares. This interactive session will help you understand the available options. Hear from Kettle’s Yard about Art and the Community, and our wonderful hosts Arbury Community Centre.

Hosted by Arbury Community Association
Hear the journey of a residents association setting up a community partnership and taking on an asset transfer. The previously failing community centre has been transformed into a thriving financially self sufficient enterprise complete with community café.

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Agenda

11:45 Arrival, coffee, welcome
12:00 Locality Update
National updates from our Policy team and an overview of the day
Kathryn Roper, Membership Officer, Locality
12:20 Our Host’s story – Arbury Community Centre
Hear their journey from the desire of local residents in the 1960s to have a community centre, the creation of the Arbury Recreation Association to achieve this, the eventual formation of The Arbury Community Association, to the building of the centre, its ups and downs, its expansion and how it has grown since 2000.
Alan Soer, Arbury Community Centre
12:45 Networking Lunch 
A chance to chat to fellow members and Locality staff.
13:45 Create the right funding cocktail for you.
Learn from Locality experts about how to create the perfect funding cocktail – from loan finance to community shares. This interactive session will help you understand the available options.
Mick McGrath, Development Officer, Locality
15:00 Arts and the Community – tools for engagement
In this highly interactive session, we apply successful toolkits for community engagement that ensure projects are inclusive and involve the most isolated members of the community. We also explore the role arts organisations play in the communities they serve.
Karen Thomas, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University
16:00 Open Session
Your chance to set the agenda. An ‘unconference’ session – with discussion on subjects that participants suggest.
Kathryn Roper and Mick McGrath
16:30 Ends
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Location

Arbury Community Centre

Campkin Road

Cambridge

CB4 2LD