We hold regular free forums for voluntary and community groups.

Our forums give groups and organisations the opportunity to network, influence and learn.

Upcoming Forums:

Mendip Voluntary Sector Forum: Snowdrops, Sustainability and Universal Credit Support
Friday 16th February, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Paul Street Community Centre, Shepton Mallet

We will be joined by Stewart Crocker, a member of the Sustainable Wells Leadership Team, who's aim is to promote practical solutions to accelerate the pace of change towards a sustainable future. Stewart will tell us about their plans to create a network of like-minded organisations, which could become a cohesive movement for change.

We'll also be joined by Lucy Martin, Partnership Manager at the Somerset Department for Work and Pensions, who will tell us about Universal Credit and the support available for more vulnerable customers.

The forum will take place during the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival, an initiative of the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society that celebrates the life of James Allen. Chrisi Kennedy, Treasurer and Fund Raiser, will tell us about the history of James Allen and the philosophy and ambitions of the Festival Committee. The forum will conclude with a walk to the Market Square, during which Chrisi will point out places of interest, you'll then be free to explore the festival.

Register here.

South Somerset Voluntary Sector Forum: GDPR
Wednesday 21st February, 6pm to 8pm at Crewkerne Museum

Save the date! Further details to be announced.

‘They are well run and organised. Asking for ideas from the groups who use your services, like mine, makes the talks very useful and relevant. The time-controlled networking has been exceptionally useful for me.’