If you’re a community group in Fife, please sign up for the next Fife Communities Climate Action Network event and pass onto others that may be interested in joining the network.
The next networking event will take place on Friday 18th March at St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy, 12.00 to 15.00, lunch from 12.00 to 12.30. You will need to register via the Eventbrite link below.
The theme is ‘Sustaining and funding your project or initiative ( viability / sustainability at different scales). The event will cover (detail tbc):
- Sustainability and viability of projects/initiatives. How best for a community group to initiate and progress this area?
- How could we work together to provide peer support and possible collaborations?
- Facing massive cuts in services, is there a risk that funding will be cut if not enough community groups are asking for money?
- Source of funding – eg, community led activities funded by the Big Lottery Fund (over £11million since 2013 in Fife)
- How to move towards social enterprises in long term? Ask what are your aspirations as a group?
- What services can your group offer to others or even Fife Council and other agencies?
- How to keep volunteer support going?
- How to engage successfully with our communities? Lots of people seem to have lost interest in climate change since the downturn and the prospect of cheap oil over the next few years. How do we engage effectively with our communities?
- Shaping the next networking session (May).
Suzy Goodsir – How Greener Kirkcaldy is evolving its funding sources by providing local services
Pedro Santos BRAG – support to help your group/project develop social enterprise
Others tbc (possibly Fife Council, Development Trust Association Scotland, Fife Voluntary Action.