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New opportunities launch - Cornwall

An event about the European Social Fund (ESF) and Big Lottery Funding opportunities available between 2014-2020 to support projects that tackle poverty and improve social inclusion in Cornwall.

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Jan 14, 2015
from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm


Heartlands, Dudnance Ln Pool Cornwall TR15 3QY

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Cornwall VSF’s New Opportunities ‘Chons Nowydh’ project is playing a vital role in preparing the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector for this funding.

This event which consists of presentations, interactive workshopsconsultations, and networking, will provide a comprehensive overview of funding and partner opportunities as well as a thorough look at application requirements.


  • Building Better Opportunities: An Update on the Next EU Programme – Judith Hahn, Employment & Skills Manager, Cornwall Council
  • Building Better Opportunities – Catherine Stevens, Policy & Learning Manager, Big Lottery

Interactive Workshops:

Partnerships / Collaboration – Mark Richardson, CEO, Cornwall VS

  • Partnership and collaboration as key characteristics of the Big Lottery approach to ESF
  • Different forms of partnership and collaboration
  • Building partnerships into bids
  • Development grants and partnership agreement

New to ESF – Andrew Green, CEO, Cornwall Learning Partnership

  • Insights into ESF principles
  • Latest information on the Big Lottery’s proposal on how organisations will down funds and report outcomes
  • How this might differ from current practice in Convergence
  • How to prepare your organisation for the new programme

Risk Assessment – David Read, Policy Specialist, Cornwall Council

  • Why identifying and mitigating risks and impacts is important
  • Overview of the Comprehensive Impact Assessment (CIA)
  • Using the CIA

Co-Production/Co-Design – Penni Pollard, Strategic Lead, Cornwall Council

  • What is co-production
  • What does it look like in practice
  • How can you go about doing it
  • Assessing the present state and identifying improvement

Importance of Measuring your Impact – Steve Woollett, CEO, South West Forum

  • Key concepts, tools, techniques and resources in impact measurement
  • Understanding, measuring and communicating the impact you make
  • Social value – the latest developments and what you need to know

Business Planning – Ian Smith, Interim CEO, Cornwall VSF

  • PEST
  • SWOT
  • Marketing analysis
  • Boston Matrix

How to book

The event is FREE to attend. However, advanced booking is essential.

For further information please contact or 01872 241 584.

Big Lottery Fund VSF Cornwall