We hold a number of different forums in North Devon, which spread good practice and create strong networks. These are key in helping us make sure that:

  • Voluntary and community organisations have appropriate information about policy and strategy that affects them
  • Voluntary and community organisations are enabled to work effectively together
  • The voluntary, public and private sectors are well-networked and supported to engage with one another and work effectively together
  • The contribution of the voluntary sector to North Devon is recognised by the general public, media and local politicians, and is taken into account in planning and decision making

Which forums in North Devon can I attend?

1.  Northern Devon Voluntary Sector Health and Wellbeing Forum . Held three or four times a year to involve health authority speakers and network to meet the challenges facing our ever changing sector.  Open to anyone involved in a voluntary, community or social enterprise type organisation that supports people with any aspect of health and wellbeing.  For more information contact Lyn Winter on 01271 866300 or email lyn@ndvs.org.uk.  The last forum was held in June 2017.

2.  Volunteer Co-ordinators’ Forum.  The Volunteer Co-ordinators’ Forum is held quarterly for anyone who manages volunteers. Contact clare@ndvs.org.uk for more information.  

The next Forum will take place on 7th November 2017 10am - 1pm, The Voice Radio Station, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RJ. The theme will be an overview on Recruitment, with an opportunity for networking.

The theme for our forum in February with be General Data Protection Regulation.  The session will be delivered by Get up to Speed and will inform you of changes to Data Protection that take effect in May 2018.The forum will take place 6th February 2018, 10am - 1pm, The Voice Radio Station, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RJ

To book yourself on either of the above forums please email clare@ndvs.org.uk

3.  Fundraisers Forum.  This is a new forum being developed at the request of fundraisers.  It is open to anyone who is responsible for fundraising.  Please contact Lyn Winter on 01271 866300 or email lyn@ndvs.org.uk  if you are interested.  

The next Forum will meet on Tuesday 26th September from 2 - 4pm in Barnstaple, looking at joint bids and TAP fund.  To find out more or book your place please email cvs@ndvs.org.uk

4.  Hallshare Forum.  Open to anyone in the area involved in running a community hall.  Please contact Tanya Hussell at Filleigh Village Hall for more information. t.hussell.filleigh@btinternet.com 

The next Hallshare Forum is on the evening of Tuesday 4th July at West Anstey Vilage Hall.

5.  Northern Devon Disability Access Forum.  For representatives of any organisation that supports people with disabilities.  Contact jo@ndvs.org.uk for more information.  

The last meeting was held on Wednesday 14th June 2017