Date: 29 June 2015
Time: 10am - 2pm
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

The Young Foundation is delighted to have been chosen as the main service provider for the Big Lottery Fund to deliver their Area Based Approach pilot.

This pilot is focused on providing support to small, informal community groups in 5 Local Authority areas in England. The chosen areas of focus are Barking and Dagenham, Blackpool, Peterborough, Sunderland and Torbay.

Our aim is to test new ways of developing the skills, knowledge and confidence of these groups and to develop an evidence base about ‘what works’ in building their influence in an area and at a wider regional and national level as part of a wider movement.

 Our event will be informal and will feature a series of conversations led by Baroness Glenys Thornton (Chief Executive The Young Foundation), Sufina Ahmad, (Policy and Learning Manager Big Lottery Fund), Monica Needs, (Market Development Manager, Integration and Commissioning for Barking and Dagenham Council), Erika Jenkins (Chief Executive, Barking and Dagenham CVS) and Gillian Mcdonough (Chief Executive Sunderland CVS)

 BDCVS and SCVS are two of 5 local partners who will be helping to deliver this work.

 On arrival at 10am we will provide tea, coffee and a light breakfast. Speakers will begin at 10.30 with a working lunch provided at 1pm.

To find out more, please see our press release here.