Early Bird Bookings Open for Third Sector Conference

Wednesday 11 October, 8.45am to 2pm

Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock

Early bird discount just £10 until Friday 22 September

We look forward to seeing you at our annual third sector conference this October, this year themed Our Place Our Future, as we take the opportunity to feedback on the recent Inverclyde-wide survey by the same name - it gathered opinion to help shape the Inverclyde Community Planning Partnership's Local Outcome Improvement Plan for the area and inform the initial drafts of Locality Plans, which are a requirement of the Community Empowerment Act.

After your feedback, we've shortened the day. It kicks off with a panel debate hosted by Annie Gunner Logan, Director of the Coalition of Care & Support Providers, who encouraged engagement and kept the momentum going for us so expertly at last year's event. We will then launch into a series of workshops from mid-morning and conclude with a networking lunch. Our AGM for members will also take place during the day.

There will be an opportunity for some stall holders, which proved popular with delegates during registration and break times last year. You can register your interest in taking a small stall in the first instance by emailing Elaine Nicol, PR & Marketing Officer, CVS Inverclyde, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mark the subject box Stalls - CVS Conference.

Draft Timetable

8.45am    Registration, networking stalls, tea and coffee

9.15am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.20am    Panel Debate – hosted by Annie Gunner Logan, Director of CCPS
                 Your chance to put questions to our Panel Members:
                    - Stephen McCabe, Leader, Inverclyde Council
                    - Kevin Scarlett, Chief Executive, River Clyde Homes
                    - Ian Bruce, Chief Executive, CVS Inverclyde
                    - Allan Johnstone, Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Scotland

10.30am    Networking Break with opportunity to visit stall holders

11.00am    Workshops (provisional list)
                    - Our Place Our Future – Inverclyde's Future Priorities
                    - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Getting Ready
                    - Getting Funding for your Organisation
                    - Participatory Budgeting
                    - Developing Volunteering

1pm           Lunch and CVS Inverclyde AGM with an opportunity to network and visit stall holders

2pm           Close

Thanks to support from organisations including the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, we are able to keep the Early Bird discount at just £10 until Friday 22 September. Please note it is free for those who wish to attend the CVS Inverclyde AGM only - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to do this.

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