Do you know of a community project which needs HELP!
Are you part of a group who have a really great project but struggling to raise the money to fund it?
The good news is that at your next community forum we are having key funders come along and help you find that funding you need. So when is the next meeting?
Date - 5th March 2013
Venue - Congregration Church,Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, LE16 7JD
Meeting starts at 19:00 to 21:00
Topics for the meeting also include Road Safety partnerships, Broadband update and crime updates from your local police officers. More »
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** Help the people in Leicestershire improve their lives in 2013 **
You are invited to the premiere of Think Leicestershire. This is a unique project by Leicestershire based organisations who would like to give something back to the people and community they work and live in.
Think Leicestershire is for people who are passionate about making a difference & contributing to the community and economy of Leicestershire. We would be delighted if you would join us and other like minded, people from the area to launch this new and innovative project. More »
Think Leicestershire is the inspiration of Andy Gilbert, Group MD of Go MAD Thinking (Go Make a Difference) and former Entrepreneur of the Year at the Leicestershire Business Awards and this is his gift to the people of Leicestershire.
We want to equip the people in the community with practical skills that can have an immediate effect but are also sustainable and will deliver long term benefits for all. Residents and businesses will also be given the opportunity to become one of a 1000 world-class trained community coaches to help support the project.
Discover more about the project that will inspire the people living and working in Leicestershire to achieve better results in their work, business and personal lives. Come along and enjoy this special show with special guest appearances, a professional youth theatre and musical group showcasing extracts from their fore coming concert ‘Les Miserables’’ and more.
Please join us on the 4th of March 2013, at 3.00pm – 5.00pm, at The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester. Come and help make even more of a difference to the communities of Leicester and Leicestershire and to ensure 2013 is the year of success!
Discover more about Think Leicestershire by watching the inspiring 2 minute video at www.thinkleicestershire.co.uk
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The next Neighbourhood Planning Event is Tuesday 12th February 2013 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at County Hall. Following on from the event in November the agenda is focusing in on ‘Top Tips for Communication' and ‘How to Engage with Young People' in the Neighbourhood Planning process. In addition to this we have allowed time for networking and for front runners to update on their Neighbourhood Plan since November. Plus Mick Duggan from the Department of Communities and Local Government will be attending to give an update on the national perspective regarding Neighbourhood Planning More »
If you would like to book a place please contact either
Sarah Rudkin, Sarah.Rudkin@leics.gov.uk, 0116 3057023 or Sophie Davies, Sophie.Davies@leics.gov.uk, 0116 3058163 by Friday 8th February 2013.
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Leicestershire County Council recognises that Village Halls and Community Centres are highly valued facilities at the heart of communities. They provide local people with a place to meet where news, information and ideas can be exchanged, views expressed and actions discussed and agreed. They also provide the base from which services for the local community are offered, often by local community groups and where people meet for social, recreational and educational events and activities.
The County Council supports community buildings because of their value to local communities and currently provides a range of assistance including Grants, advisory and support services and web services such as the Leicestershire Villages and Parishes website. In order to ensure that future support is most effective in helping to maintain and develop community building services the County Council is currently considering the focus of its support and where existing as well as any additional resources might best be directed. Your views are essential in shaping the outcome of this review and, ultimately, influencing the availability of resources to support community buildings in Leicestershire. More »
For the purpose of this survey, we consider a Community Building to be a building that:
- is operated on a not-for-profit business model and the running of which is governed by a Board of trustees, Management Committee or Parish Council
- offers space for other community groups and organisations to use either regularly or on an ad-hoc basis.
For example: Village Halls, Church Halls ,Community Centres, Memorial Halls, Village Institutes, Scout Huts
Buildings that are purpose built and used for sport and leisure such as sports clubs & pavilions and leisure centres are not within the scope of this survey.
If your group or organisation is responsible for the management of a community building we would be grateful therefore if you would complete this short survey.
www.leics.gov.uk/community_buildings_assessment_survey.htm (can be accessed by clicking the title link)
Consultation Period: Ends January 31st 2013
Who can get involved?
Representatives of groups or organisations responsible for the management of Community Buildings.
How can I get involved? If you would like further information please contact:
Community and Places Team
Telephone: 0116 305 7269
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