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What can Europe offer to the voluntary sector?

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Planning for the next round of European Union programmes is well advanced and full details are expected later this year.  

The programmes’ focus will be on jobs, pathways to employment, training, and economic growth. 

 This will be an early opportunity to hear from some of the key people planning how Norfolk and Suffolk can benefit from European Union funding, and to find out how the voluntary sector can get involved. 

 This event, which is being organised by Voluntary Norfolk in conjunction with Norfolk Rural Community Council and Community Action Suffolk, is suitable for senior managers within voluntary and community groups. 

 The event is free for voluntary/community organisations. For public bodies and other organisations and individuals the cost will be £50.

A similar event will take place in Suffolk soon.  


  • 10.00 - Arrival and coffee
  • 10.30 - Welcome, introductions and aims for the day Brian Horner, Chief Executive, Voluntary Norfolk
  • 10.45 - What is the role of the local enterprise partnerships in the coordination and delivery of EU funding programmes? Which of the current opportunities are relevant to the voluntary sector? - Alastair Rhind, European Programmes Manager, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
  • 11.00 - How is the Big Lottery going to be involved with the European Social Fund programme? What kind of projects and initiatives does the Big Lottery want to see developed? - Jonathan Clark, Policy and Learning Manager, England Directorate, Big Lottery
  • 11.20 - How the new Community Challenge Fund will encourage projects that help people to become work ready. - Graham Tuttle, Director, Norfolk Community Foundation
  • 11.35 - What could the contribution of the voluntary sector be to developing local activity as part of the overall ESF programme for Norfolk? What partnerships need to come together to deliver the aspirations of this programme? - Jon Clemo, Chief Executive Officer, Norfolk Rural Community Council, Brian Horner, Chief Executive, Voluntary Norfolk
  • 11.50 - Q and A session
  • 12.00 - Informal information sharing and networking opportunity
Date 11th Jul 2014
Times Registration: 10.00am
Event start: 10.30am
Event finish: 12.00pm
Location Voluntary Norfolk's Meeting and Training Rooms, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ