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Keep it Local: Lessons from Newcastle and beyond






Wednesday 24 October, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Locality is a national membership network supporting local community organisations. They are bringing together the voluntary and community and public sectors in the North East to discuss commissioning, contracting and the delivery of public services, and hearing from leaders and practitioners on the challenges facing both sectors, emerging new innovations and best practice.

Speakers will include Joyce McCarty, Newcastle Council Deputy Leader on how Newcastle is committed to keeping it local, and Sally Young, Newcastle CVS Chief Executive, reflecting on the voluntary and community sector on commissioning and contracting.

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Growing for Growth: Social enterprise workshop on 19 October






Following the last successful workshop on delivering an idea, GLT Partners are running a Going for Growth workshop on Friday 19 October in Gosforth.

The event will cover why growth is important for charitable organisations wishing to become less reliant on grant income; different growth models, what investors look for; and good practice.

GLT Partners Ltd on behalf of Key Fund (in association with Big Lottery Fund and Virgin Money Foundation) are offering this free masterclass for Chief Executives and Directors of North East-based social enterprises and charities looking to develop new ideas, products or services as part of the Think Big programme.

Join them and their guest speakers at Virgin Money’s Gosforth offices on Friday 19th October from 10am to 1pm.

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North Tyneside World Mental Health Day: 12 October

North Tyneside will be celebrating World Mental Health Day on Friday 12 October from 11.30am at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
Organised by a partnership of organisations led by Launchpad North Tyneside, the day is the opportunity for anyone with an interest in mental health to get together and celebrate the national day of awareness.
There will be a range of creative activities throughout the day, live music, talks, information stalls, laughter workshop and more. A free buffet lunch will be provided and refreshments available. This is a great opportunity to meet others with experience of mental health difficulties as well as people working in the sector.
See the poster for more details or email Beth Williams at Launchpad.
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Online Safety Briefing by Northumbria Police: 20 November






Northumbria Police, in conjunction with South West Grid for Learning, have arranged a number of events around online safety throughout November.  Online Safety Live is a programme of events designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people and they’re completely free to attend.

The events are two hours long and cover a broad range of online safety topics, a briefing session in its truest sense. At the end of the event all delegates receive access to an online resource area containing links to all the materials mentioned, signposting to sources of help and support as well as a live copy of the presentation itself.

The North Tyneside event takes place on Tuesday 20 November, 9.30am to 11.30am at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend.

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