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Inspiring Trusteeship

Monday 16 November 2015, 10am-4pm
City Hall SE1 2AA

Inspiring Trusteeship is our free event for everyone interested in the governance of London’s voluntary and community sector.

Join us and over 200 other delegates for: plenary sessions with Dr Alice Maynard, the Association of Chairs and other speakers looking at new perspectives on governance, and looking at what makes an effective Chair/CEO relationship; workshops on legal issues affecting Trustees, and tips on recruiting Trustees; and a networking lunch to meet with people involved in charity governance from across London, in a marketplace of organisations able to provide you with information and support on charity governance.

To find out more and to book your place please click here.

This event is free and includes a networking lunch.

Future of Civil Society Support in London – Update 1

London Funders, working with London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) and Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and others has commissioned research to look into the future of civil society infrastructure in London. Funded by the City Bridge Trust, the work is being carried out by Srabani Sen OBE & Associates. The research seeks to understand how civil society in the capital can best be supported in order to make the biggest difference for Londoners. Building on existing research, this new project will result in a practical plan for the future of infrastructure in London.

This work is being overseen by a Project Reference Group made up of colleagues from civil society, local and regional government in London and the private sector, details of the members of the Reference Group are available here.

A dedicated webpage has been established for this review which will be updated on a regular basis with information, documents and other materials relating to this project and its progress.

We are building on conversations which started at the LVSC/ GLV Future of Voluntary sector Infrastructure in London conference in April, and other discussions that have taken place over the summer, and we are keen to ensure that we continue to engage with as many stakeholders and interested parties as possible as the work progresses. Emerging findings will be produced towards the end of October/ beginning of November with the final report due to be completed by December, and over the next few weeks a number of engagement and consultation activities are being planned, including a range of Focus Groups targeted at particular stakeholder groups, 1 to 1 interviews and an on-line survey. We encourage you to respond to these as promptly as possible to ensure that your views are heard. The focus groups and details of how to book can be found here. (booking details will be live on Tuesday 22 Sept)

We have also set up a dedicated email account consult@londonfunders.org.uk and  are very keen to encourage people to submit their views and ideas on how civil society in London can best be supported in order to make the biggest difference for Londoners. Additionally if you have strong views or opinions about the future of civil society support in London and would be willing to write a blog for the website then please contact the project team at consult@londonfunders.org.uk.

Information currently available on the webpage includes:

Congratulations to the winners of the Team London Achievement Awards 2015

The Mayor together with a host of famous faces showed their support for volunteering in the capital by attending the annual Team London Awards held at City Hall on the evening of Monday 14 September. 26 awards were presented to London’s most philanthropic individuals, teams, schools and organisations.

A special mention goes to Nigel Newton Sawyerr of VC Tower Hamlets for winning the Volunteer Centre Award.

More information and a full list of winners can be found here.


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