Date and time

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

11:00–16:00

Venue

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

The Linskill Centre

Linskill Terrace

North Shields

NE30 2AY

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Our member meetings give you the chance to get the advice and connections you need to run your community organisation. Get together with the right people and be motivated as you share what works.

About this event

This event is hosted by Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

After an asset transfer in 2006, Linskill has successfully converted their centre into a financially self-sustainable community facility.  Capital investment has been gradually secured to improve the facilities and the centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment in 2017. The Trust operates a number of community businesses at the centre under Linskill Trading Ltd. These services are for the benefit of the local community with all surpluses being reinvested into the centre and its community activities.

Join us in North Shields to:

  • Be inspired by members building a fairer society – through giving people a purpose, quality places to live and good health. You will hear and take away advice from the host organisation on how they’ve tackled a tricky issue in their community
  • Workshop: enterprise in adversity – explore the innovative techniques and the strategies community businesses have used to address what is often a key dilemma
  • Hear our national policy updates
  • Participate in a member-led problem solving session

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, you’ll fit right in!

“One of the best things about Locality membership is access to a fantastic and widespread network of likeminded people and organisations who are all pushing boundaries and achieving.”
– Locality member

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Agenda

11:00 Arrival and refreshments
11:15 Welcome and introductions
Kathryn Roper, Locality
11:30 Welcome to Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust
Simeon Ripley, CEO
12:55 Just a minute
Volunteer to speak for 1 minute on your greatest challenge/ proudest moment – you will be timed!
Kathryn Roper, Locality
13:00 Lunch
Vegetarian lunch and a chance to chat to fellow members and Locality staff
13:45 Workshop - Enterprise in adversity
How to deliver a commercially successful community business in areas of disadvantage. Adversity drives community businesses to levels of innovation which makes the sector so resilient and vibrant. Explore that innovation and the strategies community businesses have used to address what is often a key dilemma.
Debbie Lamb, Locality
15:15 Locality Update
Kathryn Roper, Locality
15:30 Unconvention – the board you can’t afford
Got a knotty issue? Volunteer a topic to discuss in groups.
Debbie Lamb, Locality
16:00 Ends
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Location

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

The Linskill Centre

Linskill Terrace

North Shields

NE30 2AY