3SG has 110 member organisations working in the charity, community, faith, social enterprise & voluntary sector in Bath & NE Somerset. We aim to give them an opportunity to influence local decision making.
Following our successful launch event in November 2017 (at Bath City FC), we encourage you to attend this follow up workshop which will focus on themed conversations between the Council and 3SG members. These conversations will focus on solutions to the challenges we face as third sector organisations and those faced by the people we represent. This is a brand new dialogue to explore innovative ways that we can meet increasing need against the backdrop of cuts to local authority funding. We will be generating ideas which we will then be encouraging people to develop into Expressions of Interest for the 'Changing Together' funding which the Council are making available to pilot new approaches. 3SG members and the B&NES Community Engagement team will facilitate small group discussions on a number of themes and details of these will be shared prior the event.
A charity leadership programme based in the South West is looking for CEO's & Senior Leaders from third sector organisations in Bath to take part in a year long course. This includes monthly meetings of inspirational speakers related to the topics the members request and also some peer support (action learning sets). The next course starts in October 2018 and you can find out more via the SWDDF wbesite here.
Transition Larkhallwant your ideas about transport in Bath. Wera Hobhouse MP and other political and campaign groups will be present to join the discussion about the future of travel in and around Bath at this free event being held at New Oriel Hall on the 3rd March 2018 from 9.30am to 2pm. Please RSVP if you would like to attend via email@example.com
Soundwell have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced arts or talking psychotherapist to join their small team as Local Service Co-ordinator covering the City of Bath. Find out more here
The Hawthorn Project is a women’s recovery project based at Tortworth Forest Centre off the A38. They invite women in recovery from substance abuse in BANES to join them for weekly woodland sessions, to build confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing. The programme will last for 8 weeks from 19th March to 7th May 2018, and throughout the programme will develop skills and confidence that will support their ongoing recovery and improve self-esteem and wellbeing. The programme is funded by Quartet Community Foundation and is completely free to participants. Contact details available here
#iwill grants programme
Quartet Community Foundation have opened their #iwill grants programme, which aims to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The #iwill grants programme will provide funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 for activities that enable young people to make a positive difference to their communities. Further information is available on their website via:
Did you know that Bath Spa University 2nd year students studying for the Open Module have 15 days they can spend with a local employer?
Local charities could get help with pieces of work like marketing, social media, researching new opportunities etc and there is no limit on the number of students you can take. The Placements team at Bath Spa would just need a one page Job Description from your organisation. As this is curriculum based and the student is assessed on the piece of work, there is no cost to the employer. Please note though that work can be done remotely by the student (at home) or via Skype, email etc.
If you are interested the Placements team would advertise the position(s) with our Open Module students with CV's received by the organisation two weeks later. You would then select and interview but would not be under any obligation to appoint. Should this be of interest to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FareShare South Westis a charity which takes surplus food from the food industry and redistributes it to over 150 members across the South West. Their members in turn transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people for a fraction of the cost. They take wholesale quantities of food from the big food retailers, store it in their Bristol warehouse, and redistribute it across the region with the help of an army of volunteers. They stock everything from meat to cheese and from baked beans to fresh fruit, all good quality and in-date.
FareShare South West is currently able to support new members- large and small! They are members of the BANES 3rd Sector Group and keen to speak with other 3SG members who could use their food. Please get in touch with Phoebe Ruxton via email@example.com, or call 0117 954 2220.
Bath City FC offering free space for community groups and charities to meet
Bath City Football Clubare offering up to 4 hours a week of free space at Twerton Parkfor community groups/charities operating in Bath and North East Somerset. This offer is for daytime use of T.R.Hayes or J. Reynolds lounge. Interested charities/community organisations should get in contact with Carole (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know what they need the space for and when.