Groups get advice from first event

Attendents at the first community roadshow organised by Wansbeck CVS.
Attendents at the first community roadshow organised by Wansbeck CVS.
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Various groups and volunteers enjoyed a successful roadshow organised by Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service.

The first of a series of roadshows involved a mix of groups from various voluntary and community organisations.

Karen Daglish from Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation presented an account of the myriad of funders available for groups to apply to.

Wansbeck CVS chief executive Anne Lyall said: “This was a great opportunity for many new and existing groups to come along and find out more about the work of Wansbeck CVS.

“We have undergone some changes recently, but it was ideal for groups to meet new staff, find out more about our work and receive one-to-one advice from the Community Foundation”

Carolyn Fothergill, funding and project officer added: “Not only were we able to promote our services but also involve new groups in our most recent local state of the sector survey, inform groups of our new service provision and recruit more people onto our IT course for older people.

“Our new style website has gone live recently and we are encouraging our members to get their details onto our on-line directory to help promote their services. This is yet another service provided free to our members.”

The next roadshow will take place at Bedlington Community Centre on Monday, September 9, from 2pm.

It is advisable to book a place as availability is limited.

To find out more about Wansbeck CVS and its services, contact