Funding Fair & Sefton CVS AGM  Thursday 18th October 2012 – Salvation Army, Southport

Why should you attend?

At this year’s Funding Fair we offer you access to a number of funders in our all day Funding Market Hall; to seek their advice and guidance and find out what funding is available.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four workshops aimed at improving your funding potential and to hear about topical matters that could assist you in sustaining your income.

One of the leading experts in the non profit sector, Kevin Curley CBE, will also be making a key note address to open the conference.
Benefits of attending are:

•Hear from one of the country’s leading experts, Kevin Curley CBE talk about the challenges facing the sector

•Talk directly with funders, such as the Big Lottery, about what your organisation does and how to make your application stand out from the rest. (See below for funders already confirmed). Others include Biffa, John Moores and Eleanor Rathbone

•Improve your understanding of fundraising and sustainable income generation
Book now: To book please contact Jenny Dexter on 0151 920 0726 ext 127 or if you would like to also attend Sefton CVS AGM please contact Susan Tracey on 0151 920 0726 ext 210 or

10.00 – Key Note Speech – Kevin Curley CBE – Voluntary Sector Commentator and recent Chief Executive of National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)

Kevin Curley will be delivering his expert view on the challenges that face the sector today.

Kevin Curley was appointed as Chief Executive of NAVCA in January 2003 and led the charity until February 2012. NAVCA champions and strengthens voluntary and community action by supporting its members in their work with over 160,000 local charities and community groups. Kevin was a member of the Treasury independent challenge group for the spending review 2010. He has also been a member of both the Treasury Third Sector Review Group and the Cabinet Office Public Services Action Plan Steering group. Kevin is now a voluntary sector adviser, offering his services under the name ‘Kevin Curley and Associates’. He writes an opinion column for Third Sector magazine. In 2012 Kevin was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours ‘for services to the voluntary and community sector’.

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