Keeping the Spirit Alive

Keeping the Spirit Alive - Community Powered Warwickshire Conference

The Coronavirus pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time, which has resulted in some enduring and significant changes to the way we all live and work. One of the biggest changes has been around the role of our communities in response and recovery.

Before COVID, Warwickshire had always enjoyed a thriving, vibrant voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. During COVID, Warwickshire’s incredible communities, whether of place, faith, or other interest, have played a vital role, with the grass roots response crucial to our collective efforts across the county to successfully support vulnerable people and support our progress towards recovery. Keeping the spirit of that community action alive is so vitally important as we recover from the pandemic.

With this in mind, Warwickshire County Council would like to invite your organisation to participate in a major county-wide conference in November, to apply the learning from COVID and create conditions in which strong community action can continue to thrive. 

The conference, which will include voluntary and community sector organisations, businesses, and public services, will provide a golden opportunity to reflect on the last 18 months, to share learning and identify opportunities to build on the lessons we’ve learnt, and to discuss the actions required to make the most of the unique opportunity to continue to build and strengthen our diverse communities.   

Please click on the link below to register a place at the event taking place virtually via Teams on 4th November 2021. (Ideally a maximum of 2 or 3 individuals per organisation) 

https://crm.newlocal.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=371&reset=1 

Preparatory Workshop
To prepare for the main event Warwickshire County Council are holding a virtual workshop (Monday, 11th October 2021 between 3.15pm and 4.45pm) via Teams to give members of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector an opportunity to help shape the event and its agenda. The workshop will give organisations an opportunity to discuss what’s important to them and their respective sectors about community power and how we strengthen this, before we all come together for the Big Conversation. 

 Please click on the link below to register a place at the preparatory workshop: 

https://crm.newlocal.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=374&reset=1 

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