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VCSE Connect Forum – Improvements, Influence & Funding the Future

14 September, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The VCSE sector connect forum brings together a range of Brent’s VCSE workforce, funders and policy makers


Support the Prelaunch of the Brent Community Grant Programme at the upcoming VCSE Connect Forum and find out if your organisation could benefit from this new funding opportunity. £1million is available across Brent for projects that benefit local communities and make positive change.

At this forum meeting we look forward to connecting and collaborating on how to maximise these new funding opportunities and share our strategic objectives and developments to policy makers.

Together we can build stronger communities that address the causes of poverty, inequality, and being ever ready to respond in the event of an emergency.


14.15 – Registration and refreshments

14.30 – Welcome & introduction –

Brent Leaders – Current concerns, opportunities and gaps

Kristine Wellington, Chief Executive, CVS Brent

Voluntary Sector Connect Forum members – contribution, priorities

Brazilian community, Saulo De Araujo

Insights to development from a Thematic Lead – Mental Health partnership, Brent Carer’s Centre

Anne-Marie Morris, Brent Carer’s Centre

15.00 – Launch of the Neighbourhood Community Grants

Borough Objective Thriving communities – 2023 – 2027

Angela Collins, Community and Social Infrastructure Lead strategy and Partnerships

15.30 – Previous applicant case study

Interactive Exercise

Reflections on the grants programme

16.00 – Organisation Development

1O tips Legal Structures

16.30 – Close



Wembley Park, Wembley
London, England HA9 0WS United Kingdom


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