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In Person

Power of Community meeting – April

A face-to-face meeting for Locality members from across the country to share, learn and connect. Get the support you need, meet the right people and campaign for change.

17 April 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Members only

About this event

Join us and other members at our upcoming in-person Power of Community event. You’ll access best practice advice, tap into practical support, have your say and be inspired by fantastic stories from across the network.

Venue: Locality, 33 Corsham Street, N1 6DR

We have a small number of travel bursaries available – please contact members@locality.org.uk if lack of travel resources is preventing you from attending.

Agenda

Time

Session

Presenter

10.00

Arrival and refreshments
10.15Welcome and introductionsKathryn Roper
Senior Membership Officer
10.25State of the nation

Join Tony for a round-up of news and trends from across the country

Tony Armstrong
CEO
10.45Mingle, Mingle, Mingle....

Facilitated activities to help you catch up with people you know, meet new contacts and find out what's happening across the network.

All
11.25Member spotlight

Stories and insight from inspiring members

Amanda Mason, Acton Arts Project

Marie Osbourne, Future Wolverton
12.15Lunch (provided)
13.00Peer learning open space

Projects, activity and inspiration from across the network

Facilitated by Dave Alquist

Development Manager

13.30Provocation question and facilitated group work

It is now over four years since the then prime minister told us: “you must stay at home”. COVID-19 has had a devasting impact across society, and posed specific - potentially existential - challenges for community organisations that own and manage community spaces.

Locality’s “Navigating the Storm” research showed how these were overcome, through the innovation of community leaders, alongside emergency funding support. But since then there has been no let up, with the cost of living crisis taking hold, and many areas now experiencing a crisis of council finances.

So .. What is it like to run a community organisation in 2024? What’s changed, what hasn’t? What are the challenges and opportunities? And where do we go from here?

Led by Ed Wallis
Director of Policy and Engagement
14.45Member opportunities Kathryn Roper
Senior Membership Officer
15.00Close



This event is open to all those with the Essentials, Membership Plus or Partner package. If you have the Network package and would like to attend we have a limited number of places available. Please contact members@locality.org.uk before booking.