We live in a fast paced world where laws, trends and technology are constantly evolving. We want to know how charities can build resilience and prepare for the future.

Join us to discuss and debate upcoming challenges with our panel of speakers and other like minded individuals.

The Panel:

George Bate, The Running Charity, Regional Impact Manager

The Running Charity embraces the benefits of running and regular fitness to help support some of the most vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness in London and Manchester. Based on their belief that running can build the fitness and goal-setting mentality that are key tools to help these young people to build healthy, sustainable futures, their innovative, holistic approach improves mental well-being as well as health by replacing destructive behaviour patterns with constructive, self-enriching activity.

As the founder of the Manchester division of The Running Charity, George will be speaking about the practicalities of setting up a charity and how to take move forward once you have found a genuine need which you are passionate about.

Lara Datta, Salvation Army Housing Association, Learning Hub Training and Development Manager

The priority for the SAHA Learning Hub is to create an environment which provides homeless and marginalised people within the local community with a bespoke learning experience and a springboard into further education and training.

Lara will be speaking about how to secure that vital funding for your innovative idea, how to plan for the future and when and how to work with other charities.

Kai Lovett, Charityworks graduate

The Charityworks graduate trainee scheme was founded six years ago and is intended to help talented young adults find jobs and develop their careers in the charity sector. Successful applicants are given work for a year in a charity or housing association, ranging from Age UK and the NSPCC to Poplar Harca, a housing association in east London. The work depends on the needs of the charity, but ranges from service delivery to HR and fundraising.

Kai will be sharing thoughts on his experience on the programme and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about applying to the scheme.



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Timings of the evening

18:30 Registration and networking

19:00 Insights from our panel

19:30 Questions and discussion

20:00 A chance to continue the discussion and network

We look forward to seeing you there!

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