During our recent grants updates and workshops on Zoom, lots of you said you found the opportunity to speak to other volunteers really useful. Advice was shared – from information about local resources, to wider ideas like building relationships with health professionals.
In the feedback you said you’d like more opportunities to talk about grants with other group volunteers. We know groups are in different positions with offering grants – some have been doing this for many years, while others are just starting. But whether you’re asking for advice or sharing your own experience, we want to support you to connect with each other.
So, we’re setting up Grants Get-togethers, which will be:
for any group volunteer involved in grants; whether you’re a Support Volunteer helping people to apply, or someone on your group’s grants panel assessing applications.
monthly, hour-long sessions that you can drop in to - although we’ll ask you to register on Eventbrite to help us manage numbers (if a lot of people want to join, we’ll add another session).
What to expect
We want these sessions to be as useful as possible, so we’d love them to be shaped by you. We might have particular themes, add short training or information sessions, hold question time sessions.... we’ll ask for ideas and suggestions about what you need and use these to shape future sessions.
Register for an event
We’re planning Grants Get-togethers on the dates below:
- Thursday 30 September at 2pm
- Wednesday 20 October at 6pm
- Monday 22 November at 11am
- Wednesday 15 December at 2pm
If you’d like to join a session but it’s full, please join the waiting list. We'll add another session if there are enough people waiting.