VOLUNTARY organisations and community groups, as well as town and parish councils from across East Devon, are being invited to book their places on the district council’s free annual Working Together for the Future of East Devon 2019 event.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at West Hill Village Hall, near Ottery St Mary.
The East Devon District Council-hosted event aims to bring local agencies together to improve communications between the voluntary and statutory sectors.
There will be knowledgeable speakers on a variety of interesting and relevant topics, including:
- How to recruit and keep volunteers
- How to successfully find grant funding
- Climate change
- Funding available from East Devon District Council and Devon County Council
- Health and wellbeing
Those attending are asked to bring with them items of non-perishable food, such as packets of dried food or tinned goods, which will be collected by a local foodbank and subsequently handed out to families in the area.
Councillor Megan Armstrong, portfolio holder for Sustainable Homes and Communities at East Devon District Council, said: “I’ve worked with a lot of voluntary and community groups over the years, so I know how vital they are for local people. I would urge anyone who would find this event useful to book a place and come along.
“There will also be an opportunity for everyone to talk to and make links with other East Devon organisations, which in the past has often led to some exciting joint projects.”
Places are limited to one per organisation/group and must be booked in advance. To find out more or book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01395 517569 with your name, contact details and the name of the organisation you are representing before October 14.