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    Mark Waters

    Received from Cycling UK Headquarters today. This might be of interest to various members for reasons including cycling but also in other voluntary fields which you might be involved with.

    The Voluntary Action South West Surrey Conference

    Charity, the new Welfare State?

    10th April 9.15 – 4.30

    is now open for booking

    · Worried about GDPR?
    · Need to know how changes to Welfare Benefits will affect your users?
    · Want to know how to write better funding applications?
    · Trying to build a better society?
    · Improve the effectiveness of your volunteer programme?
    · Strengthen your trustee board?
    · Need help with how to get your message out?
    · Want to start a conversation?

    Come along to our conference and find out answers to these and many more questions.

    Debra Allcock-Tyler from the Directory of Social Change will be delivering what is sure to be a thought provoking keynote speech addressing the role of Charity in a time of continued austerity, Joanne Killian, the new Chief Executive of Surrey County Council will be speaking about her vision of how Surrey should work with the Voluntary Sector, we will hear from frontline charities on how their clients are affected by the cuts to public services and look at whether charities can and should be stepping into the role of the Welfare State.

    We have expert led workshops to address many of the key areas of running voluntary organisations, plus for the first time we are introducing an ‘unconference’ session for you to discuss the issues that matter most to you.

    This year’s conference is taking place in the prestigious Rik Medlik Building at the University of Surrey and will include a sandwich lunch in their Lakeside Restaurant.

    For full details of the day’s programme and to book your place go to

    £20 for paid staff
    £15 for volunteers
    Free for small groups with annual incomes of less than £5,000 a year

    Ian Ross
    Development Officer & Guildford Time Bank Coordinator

    (Working Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

    07798 754027

    Skype: ian.ross-vasws

    Voluntary Action South West Surrey

    Supporting the voluntary & community sector in Guildford and Waverley
    39 Castle Street | Guildford | Surrey | GU1 3UQ | 01483 504626
    Website – |
    Twitter – @vasws | @guildfordTB
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    Registered Charity Number: 1116293 | Registered Company Number: 05841344 | Registered Office: 39 Castle Street | Guildford | GU1 3UQ

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