Run a charity in Bath? Manage a volunteer group in Keynsham? Set up a social enterprise in Radstock? 3SG is a charity & membership network offering resources & support for the 3rd sector in Bath & NE Somerset.
Learn more about 3SG, the support we offer and join the other 192members we champion. When you join, your profile in Bath & NE Somerset will be raised and we'll provide events and opportunities to influence local decision making.
Tech4Good Bath has brought together charities, tech volunteers and local businesses since 2017. Throughout this time, Bath and Bristol teams have worked closely together, and from April will merge under a single group, Tech4Good South-West.
They will be running a digital surgery style event at St John's Foundation in Bath on 26th March to bring together local charities and social enterprises to share their specific technology challenges. They have invited techies and businesses along to work with the charities in breakout sessions around the particular themes you raise.
This is your chance to find the support you need! If you want to be part of the evening then book your free place here. Doors open at 5.30 pm for a 6 pm start:
3SG and The Children and Young People's Network present a one off half day workshop aimed at charities and social enterprises looking to learn how to make the right decisions on property. The agenda can be read here
Members of 3SG & the Children & Young People's Network will talk about real case studies of property negotiations and lessons learnt.. Book your free place here
Map of community organisations in Bath
3SG have mapped the community support organisations, churches and charity shops we know about in Bath. The vast majority of these organisations are part of the 3SG network and regularly receive support and resources from us. Can't find your third sector organisation? Get in touch and we will add you.
St John's Foundation
St John's Foundation have decided to make their Community Awards Programme a permanent fixture. Constituted community groups with charitable purposes are able to apply for one-off awards of up to £2,000. The programme is open on a rolling basis so they can accept applications at any time before the Organisation Funding Programme closes down on 28th October. They've posted details about the programme and how to apply on their website at https://www.stjohnsbath.org.uk/funding-support/
Secondly, they have launched a new fund specifically for organisations delivering charitable projects or people aged 70 and over in B&NES. The closing date for applications is 18th April.
Value for Money Discussion Cafe
When: Thursday 25th April 2019, 14:00 – 15:30 Where: Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Bath, BA2 1NW
Continuing financial adversity among not-for-profit organisations, coupled with the need to ensure client needs are actually being achieved, has seen greater emphasis on ensuring value-for-money (VFM) in operational activities. However, the focus on achieving successful long-term outcomes, the needs of a diverse stakeholder base and the prevailing economic climate, means that achieving value-for-money in not-for-profit organisations is increasingly difficult.
This discussion café is an opportunity for 3SG members to meet to explore Value-for-Money (VFM) in its widest sense, where participants will hopefully support and inspire each other with the aim of improving VFM in their respective organisations. Topics to be discussed will potentially include:
how VFM is assessed
decision-making processes that drive VFM, appropriate performance measures that contribute and support VFM
how VFM is embedded and championed in not-for-profit organisations.
The event will be chaired by Dr Carl Evans of University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, who is undertaking BAFA funded research exploring VFM in the charity sector. It is hoped that the research findings from this project will identify aspects of best-practice that could be adopted by organisations in the sector and will potentially lead to a model of best practice or VFM in the charity sector being developed.