Welcome to the Big Society Network
Communities have always been self-reliant and got things done for themselves, so whatever it's termed there's plenty of this happening in our communities today.
The Big Society Network aims to draw volunteers, voluntary and community organisations together to provide a platform to show-case activities, share ideas and good practice.
Jubilee Picnic celebrations in Kegworth
Celebration - 'Developing Local Solutions to Local Needs’
Thursday 27 June 2013
Following the success of the event held in November '12, a celebration is being held on Thursday 27 June, 5.30pm – 8.45pm at NSPCC Conference Centre, Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys Leicester LE4 1EZ.
The programme will include speakers from successful community-led projects, current information, including funding, to support your project, the opportunity to share ideas and good practice and refreshments
Speakers confirmed include:
- Dementia Cafe - Market Harborough – supporting carers and the people they care for
- Donisthorpe Community Trust – maintaining a community orchard and organising community activities
- Heart of the Forest Festival - one of the largest street festivals in the East Midlands
- Parks Pantry - New Parks Leicester - providing meals, from surplus food from supermarkets, and food parcels
In present times, with less funding and reductions in public services communities are becoming more self-reliant, entrepreneurial and creative.
- 5.30 Registration, Networking & Buffet
- 6.30 Community speakers programme
- 8.00 Networking
- 8.45 Close
Come along - we hope this celebration will inspire you!
If you would like the opportunity to have a stall at this event, please contact Cath Walker on 0116 268 9711 or email@example.com
To book a place online, just visit the link below
- EVENT BOOKING FORM (HTML, 71 Kb)
About the project
The Rural Community Council (RCC) with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) and Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR) successfully obtained funding, in a joint bid, to establish a Big Society Network.
Three Development Officers, each covering Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, appointed by the three organisations for 18 months are working on the project, until September '13. The RCC's Development Officer Cath Walker is working alongside project partners (at VAL and VAR), colleagues at RCC, voluntary and community organisations and agencies to create a network, mapping activities, producing tool kits ('how to' guides) and good practice case studies; see pages below:
Litter Pick - Newlands School, Bagworth
Big Society Network Development Officer
0116 268 9711