Greenwich Voluntary & Community Sector Conference 23rd November 2017 Charlton Athletic Football Club

Thank you to all the delegates from the borough who attended the inaugural VCS conference.

If you were unable to attend, if you left early, or if you would like to revisit any of the presentations, please find details below, including notes from each of the afternoon workshops.

Welcome Speeches
• Cllr. Denise Hyland – Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich – link to speech
• Cllr. Denise Scott-McDonald – Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative Industries & Community Wellbeing – link to speech

Keynote speech
• Sir. Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO – notes from speech

Presentations – Local Impact through Working Together
• GLYPT and community engagement – Jeremy James –link to presentation
• METRO and University of Greenwich – Dr. Greg Ussher –link to presentation
• London Fire Brigade and outreach work – Antonia Nicol – link to presentation
• Greenwich Islamic Centre’s cycling project – Adel Khaireh and Deborah Brown – link to presentation
• CACT and Greenwich Youth Service – Matt Horne – link to presentation

Keynote Speech
• Jane Selman – Fundraising with Returns – link to presentation and link to notes

Royal Borough of Greenwich Updates
• Public Health and Adults & Older People – presentation link
• Children’s Service – presentation link
• GLLaB – presentation link

• How do we show our funders how good we are? – – Workshop Notes Workshop Notes on impact
• Collaboration and Partnership working: What works? – presentation and notes of sessions
• The VCS and the Faith Sector – notes of sessions
• What makes for good governance? – presentation and notes of sessions

The Strategy and VCS video:
• Please click here to download a copy of the new Voluntary & Community Sector Strategy and to see the a video about the strategy please click here

• Making Every Opportunity Count – by RBG – please click here

Press release
Link to Royal Borough of Greenwich press release

Attendance list
Please contact for contact details of any person or organisation from the day.
RSVP-Attendance list – VCS Conference – 23.11.17 with Name/Job title/Organisation of positive RSVPs

GAVS and METRO now merged

GAVS and METRO are now officially merged, as the Business Transfer Agreement (BTA), signed last month, comes into effect today.

Former Members of GAVS are now Associate Members of METRO Charity, unless they opted not to transfer their membership.

METRO GAVS will continue to offer the same support and services as before. METRO GAVS will operate from the same office space, until METRO’s new head office location is secured. Our new head office is likely to be in Equitable House in Woolwich, the same building that METRO GAVS currently works from.

METRO Charity