SF&G have launched a series of online webinars designed to help members tackle the most pressing concerns arising from this crisis and to share best practice and inspiration from around the country.
Themes are based on what members told us were the most pressing issues through our Members COVID -19 survey. All Webinars are free and will be published onto YouTube afterwards.
To book, follow the links below:
Thursday May 21st 11am - BUDGETS AND CASH-FLOW FORECASTS FOR FUNDING BIDS
Friday May 22nd 4pm - ADAPTING WORKING PRACTICES FOR COMMUNITY FARMING AND GROWING SECTOR
Monday May 25th 2pm – FINDING AND APPROACHING FUNDERS
Tuesday May 26th 2.30pm – WRITING AND EVIDENCING YOUR FUNDING BID
Wednesday May 27th 12pm – APPLYING FOR LOTTERY FUNDING DURING COVID-19
Monday June 1st 2pm – DISCUSSION - THE POST-COVID 19 FUTURE FOR COMMUNITY FARMING AND GROWING SECTOR
Background to these webinars:
Over the past few weeks our COVID-19 member impact survey has already collected a huge number of responses from our members across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. The responses received so far indicate that across the country members have been profoundly impacted by the lockdown and social distancing requirements, but in many cases have also adapted and innovated rapidly in order to maintain farms, gardens and growing spaces and also to support the most vulnerable people in their communities. The survey will continue to stay open over the next few months.
The findings of the survey showed that most pressing support needs identified across the membership are assistance in finding funding, advice on working and growing under social distancing measures, planning for the future and tips on working with others in the community. Our webinars will focus across these key themes to support our members as much as possible over the coming months.