Community Funding & Finance - the New Western Frontier Morning Session

Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30
We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Organised/hosted by: 
Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme (SEIP)

Join us to discuss funding & finance for community driven projects and enterprises in the West of England:

  • Hear from regional anchor organisations and experts about current funding and new developments
  • Book informal advice sessions with local funding advisors and social investors
  • Hear from local charities and social enterprises about their experience of seeking funding to sustain their work
  • Share your views – we want to hear about your experience and what you would like to see change

An event for anyone starting or sustaining a charity or social enterprise in the West of England.

Followed by networking lunch @ 12:30pm // then opening of the New Western Frontier event @ 1:30pm

(If you have not registered for the afternoon event you need to do so separately via this registration link there are still some tickets left )

The morning will feature:

  • A discussion with regional anchor community organisations including: James Carlin, Director of B&NES Third Sector Group (3SG) // Helen Black, Chief Officer CVS South Gloucestershire and Voscur
  • Local organisations sharing their experience of seeking funding & finance via facilitated discussions on what works
  • Workshops to have your say on what you’d like to see change in the region
  • Informal 121 advice sessions with the following:
  • Bristol & Bath Regional Capital // Resonance Ltd // Independent grant advisor

Organisations who'll also be attending: Good Finance / Dot Project

Sessions will run alongside the event talks, bookable on arrival on the day. 20 minute slots through the morning.


10:00 – Arrival and book 1-2-1 sessions

10:30 – Opening comments

10:45 – Voscur & 3SG discussion and questions / 1-2-1 sessions start

11:45 – ‘What works?’ discussion and your view workshop

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 close and start of main conference arrival

The Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provides business support to social entrepreneurs in the west of England area; Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Since 2016 it has supported over 400 start-up and existing social enterprises in the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Area.

Strategic supporters:

North Somerset Council & The North Somerset Enterprise Agency, Business West, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, St John’s Hospital, Ashley Community Housing, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP, SETsquared.

How to book: 

Click here to register for your free ticket via Eventbrite.

Contact name: 
Daniel Oliver
01225 388711
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