28 January 2021

Standing Together: Voluntary Sector Response and Recovery

Having come together to provide and sustain such an amazing response to the pandemic we now need to collaborate to think about the challenges that lie ahead and how we, as a sector, can come together, mobilise you, our members and our collective resources to continue to deliver alongside our communities as we look to rebuild and come back better.  We know it’s really tough at the moment.  We’re here to help.  To find out how, why not join us at our upcoming interactive Members’ Event and AGM.

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Venue:           Online on Zoom

When:            Friday 29 January 2021 – 11am to 12.30pm

It will be an opportunity to reflect on all that we and you, our members, have achieved during this extraordinary Coronavirus pandemic.  Importantly we’ll also look to the future and the role of Community First as a modern CVS in supporting and championing the sector.  What can we do to engage and support you?  How can we collaborate to meet the new and emerging challenges facing our communities?

Find out more about our renewed membership offer including our exciting plans for a programme of events in 2021 exploring key issues in health, social action, the economy and young people interspersed with masterclasses on marketing, business and financial planning, income generation and measuring our impact.

Community First’s AGM will be held during the event. See below for the full programme.


Our Programme

10.50 Join us a few minutes early if you can. Check the technology works and settle in…

11.00 Welcome

11.05 Standing together; reflections on what we have achieved and the challenges ahead

11.20 Have your say. Tell us what matters to you and what support you need (in breakout groups)

11.45 Community First Membership and our new Insight and Engagement Events

12.00 Community First AGM

12.20 Q&A and final thoughts


We hope you can join us and build on the spirit of togetherness and collaboration that has been so prominent this year. 


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Our AGM will be held during the event.  Please find below the formal paperwork for the AGM:

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