Community Friendly Buildings - Inspiration and Information

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Danby Wiske Village Hall, Danby Wiske, Mounstrall Lane, DL7 0LY

Making activities and services more accessible to local people
Planning for sustainability beyond the end of the Community Friendly Buildings project

Wednesday 22nd July, Danby Wiske Village Hall, 4 - 6.30pm

Part of the purpose of these events is to help community buildings with sustainability and for you to find out more about what other organisations, funding streams and services are available to develop your projects after the end of the RAY Community Friendly Buildings project this summer, and in general.

The programme will run as follows for the day:

  • Introduction by James Russell – Community Friendly Buildings and Digital Inclusion Officer


Adele Wilson – NYCC Stronger Communities Manager

Adele will talk about the support and potential funding you can access through the Stronger Communities Team.

Digital Skills Training– presented by RAY’s James Russell who will demonstrate how the Learn My Way website works and running through the basics of how the course works. James will also give an overview on the practicalities of delivering the course e.g. the need for fixed or mobile broadband, access to computers or tablets, recommended class sizes, and a discussion about marketing and promotion – everything you need to run a Digital Skills Course in your building.

Small Group Discussions

Funding– facilitated by Nick Scott, Business Development Manager at RAY and a funding expert .

Nick will talk through funding streams that are available, becoming funding ready and how to maximise the chances of securing funding for your project.

Engaging with your community– facilitated by Maggie Farey and Kathryn Chapman

Maggie and Kathryn are experienced Community Development Officers who many of you will know. They will give you ideas about getting your community engaged, undertaking community consultations and mapping the assets that you have in your community.

The Small Group Discussions will be informal round table sessions where we will have chance to share each other’s experiences and information.

You will also be able to get further information on the range of services that RAY offers and have achance to speak to Martha Holmes, who is running a new Good Neighbours project and myself, about how making a few small changes and offering new activities can make a big difference to your community.

If you are interested in attending this event then please email or call 0845 313 0270 to book your place (calls charged at 3p per minute plus your usual landline charge).