Upcoming Spark Forums

Our free forums are open to charities, community organisations and volunteers in Somerset

They're a great opportunity to network, discuss hot topics, catch up on local community news and share ideas and information. Here's what's coming up:

Chard Connect

This meeting is for Chard-based charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers who would like to create positive change in their local community. Would you like to get involved? Then come along for the chance network with other organisations, meet potential volunteers and explore opportunities to work together. We meet on monthly on a  Monday at 5:30pm.

The next meeting takes place on 27th September with further meetings on 25th October, 22nd November and 20th December

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Volunteer Coordinator Forums

Free forums for anybody who manages or coordinates volunteers in Somerset, offering a chance to network, share ideas, discuss best practice in volunteer management and more!

Taking place on Thursday 23rd September and Thursday 9th December

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Somerset Fundraisers Network

Peer support, networking and learning opportunities for anybody who is involved in fundraising and living and/or working in Somerset. This meeting is also an opportunity to take part in a group discussion which will inform the Reflect, Recover Renew research project which aims to explore the impact of Covid-19 on the VCSE sector and what we can do together to help our sector develop and grow.

Takes place on Wednesday 29th September, 2pm to 3:30pm via Zoom

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Reflect, Recover, Renew Focus Group

Recover, Reflect, Renew is a research project which aims to shine a spotlight on the strengths of the VCSE sector in Somerset and help us understand what it needs to thrive in the future. Together, we want to look at what has happened during the past 18 months, and more importantly, focus on what we need to do as a sector to reflect, recover and renew. This online focus group is an opportunity for VCSE staff and volunteers in Somerset to contribute to the project by sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions. 

Takes place on Friday 8th October, 11am to 12pm via Zoom

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Grow For Good

For Somerset-based social enterprises, voluntary groups and individuals who use growing and gardening to support positive change in their communities. Whether you’re involved with a community allotment, therapeutic garden, or any other initiative which uses growing and gardening to support positive change, come along to network and share ideas with other people who are involved in similar projects.

Takes place on Wednesday 13th October, 7:30pm to 9pm via Zoom.

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More forums coming soon, check back regularly for the details!