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Community Groups and Charities to have their say!

by | May 2, 2019 | Community Development, News

Wiltshire based organisations are invited to be part of a consultation about the challenges they currently face and the resources and support available in the region.

Wessex Community Action has been talking to The National Lottery Community Fund about the resources and support which Wiltshire based community organisations could use to help them be more successful and sustainable in their work.

The views of all charities, community organisations and social enterprises are being sought about what resources and advice you get to help you do your work and what further assistance could improve what you do and where you do it.

We know that community organisations reach out for help from a variety of sources such as national bodies; online advice; training providers; funders; as well as local support agencies.  So we now want to know what’s missing for you that could best be provided at a local level.

Your views are important because they could influence the sort of resources and support available in Wiltshire.

Your views will mainly be collected via a confidential online survey. However, it will also be possible to register your views in other ways if that suits you better. You can access the survey here

The data collected will be reviewed and analysed confidentially and impartially by me as an independent consultant.  I will produce a report which will present the range of views and opinions but which will not identify any individual respondents. I am the only person who will have access to your original information.

My report, setting out options and initial recommendations, will be published and will also be made available to everyone who participates.  WCA will then invite comments, both directly and through special meetings. On the basis of the findings of the report and the comments in response, WCA will then prepare a bid to the Lottery to present how best to resource and support the development of local organisations over the next few years.

If you would like to register to be involved in the consultation process please email: or  contact Amber Skyring CEO at 01722 326822 or 07444 415205.

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