Upcoming Online Group Development Sessions (August & September 2020)

Sefton CVS will be hold three upcoming online sessions aimed at supporting local VCF sector groups and organisations, including two Meet The Funder events with Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund and John Moores Foundation. Each session will last one hour, and will be hosted using Zoom Video Conferencing (details will be provided to each participants once confirmed).

Places are strictly limited to one representative / participant per organisation, and to book your place please email groupdevelopment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Developing Group Resilience – Small Charities & Community Groups
Tuesday 18th August 2020
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Info:  Group resilience has always been important and now faces new challenges. Our session will consider the essential qualities that contribute to group resilience and the importance of group development, evaluation and stakeholders, with particular reference to the impact of Covid-19. This session is aimed at small charities and community groups. Limited places.

*A ‘Shaping for Recovery’ session for larger organisations will be confirmed shortly.

Meet the Funder: Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund
Wednesday 26th August 2020
Time: 11.00am -12.00noon

Info: The Community Fund invites applications from organisations and community groups which seek to provide essential support and services to communities in their efforts against COVID-19, with critical support also available to these groups in their core delivery services. Funding from £500 up to £20K is available, the next funding round closes on 23 September. Note: geographical eligibility issues apply (click here).

Meet the Funder: John Moores Foundation
Thursday 17th September 2020
Time: 11.00am -12.00noon

Info: The John Moores Foundation aims to enable people who face barriers, as a result of social, educational, physical, economic, cultural, geographical or other disadvantage, to improve their social conditions and quality of life. The Foundation does this by making grants to local groups that fall within particular areas of interest, including those affected poor health, poverty or discrimination. Priority is given to small, grass-roots and volunteer-driven organisations. For more information please visit www.jmf.org.uk


The Sefton CVS Group Development Team are continuing to support groups with capacity building and funding bids, and are on hand to support you and your organisation. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team at groupdevelopment@seftoncvs.org.uk. You can also view the current COVID-19 funding opportunities on the Merseyside Funding Information Portal here.