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Power of Community meeting – September

Get the support you need, meet the right people and campaign for change.

19 September 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 the fantastic story of the community space you’re visiting.

We have a small number of travel bursaries available – please contact if lack of travel resources are preventing you from attending.

Venue: Hebden Bridge Community Association, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY



10:00Arrival, coffee and informal networking
10:15Welcome and introductionsRosy Hearn, Membership Manager
10:20State of the nation
Join us for a round-up of news and trends from across the country
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.

11:30Member spotlight
Inspiration from our wonderful host!
Graham Mynott, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
12:30Lunch (provided)
13:15Peer learning open space

Projects, activity and inspiration from across the network

13:45Provocation 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 devastating 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 Chris Wood, Director of Marketing and Partnerships

14:50Member opportunities and final remarksRosy Hearn, Membership Manager

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 before booking.