Thank you for attending this year’s South and Vale VCS Forum

We hope you found the event an enjoyable and valuable experience and found the opportunities it presented useful.

As part of the post-event information we have published the four training session PowerPoint’s which can be viewed below.

Promoting with Social Media – David Green

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers – Emily Shaw

What does a funder want to see in a funding application – John Hayes

Please find below the facilitated session notes from each of the five groups to remind you of the issues and resolutions that were explored at the Forum.

Children and Young People

Community and Parish Organisations

Health and Social Care

Information, Advice and Advocacy

Sports, Recreation and Environment


We are also preparing a ‘What you told us and our response’ document to answer any questions you had or provide information requested at the event. We will let you know when this will be published.

In the meantime, the 2016 document can be found here under ‘Your VCS questions answered’.

Thank you very much to those who completed a feedback form as the comments you’ve provided have been extremely useful to help us improve our events and support for the VCS sector in the future. Your comments are still very welcome.

Thank you again for attending the event and we hope you find these resources useful.