International Day of Co-operatives organised by Co-operative Membership & Canolfan Hermon
An event to hear about community groups that have launched social enterprises and planning to be sustainable through local trading initiatives”
Saturday 6th July 2013 – 2.30pm to 6.30pm, followed by a Twmpath with community run bar from 7.00pm – late
Canolfan Hermon, Hermon, Glogue, Pembrokeshire SA36 0DT
Booking details for this free event are on the Co-operative web site: www.co-operativememberevents.coop http://www.co-operativememberevents.coop or phone: 02920 760 820
If your community group has plans to purchase a building or develop new trading activities to generate surpluses for your group then come along and hear how others have achieved this and the challenges faced in launching new community enterprises.
Representatives from community groups are welcome to come along to hear about the challenges of setting up community enterprises and community cooperatives with share offer schemes
This free event, which will both celebrate and assist community groups and co-operatives in West Wales, will also feed into the Welsh Government Third Sector Consultation
We are inviting 8 local community groups to highlight their stories; to share their successes and the challenges. They have been invited to give a 4 minute presentation on their project, followed by 4 minutes on the types of help that the project would have benefited from whilst they were setting up e.g. Support relating to financial, volunteer, community development, legal structures etc.
Following the case studies we will have a series of facilitated workshops where discussions will be tailored to the issues highlighted by the group presentations. These discussions will then be collated and fed into the Consultation.
Local AM, Simon Thomas has agreed to come along to support the event.