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LEPs, Growth & EU funds:The role of civil society in developing SIF strategies

Date: 
Wed, 25/09/2013 - 09:30 - 13:30
Location: 
London

Half day conference to introduce LEPs to key experts and providers of European funding to support the designing of effective European Structural and Investment Strategies.

This England-wide event will be an opportunity for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to learn how civil society organisations can provide expertise in the following key priority areas

  • Social Inclusion and match funding
  • Social Innovation
  • CLLD
  • Volunteer time
  • Social investment

There will also be an opportunity to

  • discuss the opt-in prospectuses with the Big Lottery Fund
  • hear from other potential match-funders
  • get the latest information from government officials
  • share best practice from the sector and LEPs which are already working together

As the coordinator of the European Funding Network (of which RAWM is a member), NCVO has been working closely across the country to engage local civil society members in the LEP dialogues that are now taking place.

 

Draft Agenda

09:30 Registration

10:00 Introduction, Oli Henman, NCVO

10:05 Setting the scene from the LEP perspective, Alex Pratt, Chair of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

10:25 What is social inclusion? European Anti Poverty Network

10:40 Community grants, John Hacking, Network for Europe

10:55 Big Lottery Fund Opt in, Big Lottery Fund

11:10 Q& A

11:20 Break

Presentations on civil society priorities in the new programme

11:30 CLLD, David Wilford, DEFRA

11:45 Social Innovation, NESTA

12:00 Social Investment, Social Investment Business, Charity Bank, The Key Fund

12:15 Volunteer time, WCVA

12:30 Q&A

12:40 market place tables

Financial instruments – social housing, Adam Barnett, National Housing Federation

Opt in offers
CLLD
Social Innovation
Volunteer time as match funding

13:20 Conclusions, Rachel Quinn, Regional Voices

13:30 end

 

Booking Information

Book online here

Note: 'Midlands LEPs......and what opportunities exist for the VCS' an event for VCS orgs who have or would like to have experience of delivering European-funded programmes, organised by RAWM, will be held on Friday 4th October in Birmingham - book here