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"Big Event 2011. Voluntary and Community Sector Preparing for the Future."

The Annual Conference and Advice Fair for groups and organisations across East Sussex took place on 7th March 2011 at Winter Gardens in Eastbourne.

The event was attended by over 200 participants and it received a very positive feedback. The event raised awareness of government planned changes and its implications at the local level, in East Sussex. It highlighted localism bill, public spending bill and the NHS. It focused on transition year of 2011/2012 and how VCS can best prepare themselves for being fit for purpose.

It was a huge success and we are planning to organise similar event next year.

Please see the PROGRAM to find out more what was happening during the conference.

Below you can find the electronic version of Big Event 2011 handout documents:


The Advice Fair provided hands on support for groups in all aspects of the funding advice, current commissioning opportunities, organisational support and free and low cost services available to voluntary groups.

ADVICE FAIR - more info

If you would like more information about Big Event 2011 please contact Miriam at SpeakUp Forum - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 01323 72 78 72.