Attending the LGA conference?
10th May: Drop into the CDF’s session on ‘financing local activities’ and find out what you can do to make a difference
18.30 on Tuesday 26th June 2012 in Hall 7A, the ICC, Birmingham
The Community Development Foundation is hosting a debate and question and answer session at this year’s Local Government Association (LGA) Annual Conference in Birmingham.
The event ‘Financing local activities: How councils can help get cash into communities’ will discuss how communities can remain resilient in a time of financial austerity, how councillors can support community access to cash and resources and how communities can ensure ownership of how the money is spent.
Confirmed speakers include:
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council
Councillor Agatha Akyigyina , LB Merton and Chair of Figgie’s Marsh Community First Panel
Councillor David Pugh, Leader of Isle of Wight Council
Alison Seabrooke, Chief Executive of CDF
Attendees will hear about Community First and other programmes providing resources directly to communities. They will find out what role councils and councillors can play in supporting this and have an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities this presents.