Volunteer conference a huge success

By NickiBlake on December 17th, 2012 - comments

Voluntary sector organisations and national keynote speakers came together last week to discuss the impact of the Cabinet Office funded Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI) programme.

Involving Lincs, the voluntary sector consortium of local support organisations, held their annual conference on Thursday 6th December at The Showroom in Lincoln.

Transforming Local Infrastructure is a national project aimed at improving services to front line groups, including funding advice services, asset transfer, volunteering support, training and consortia development.

Fiona White, Chief Executive of Community Lincs, a member organisation of Involving Lincs leading on the TLI programme, said: “It was fantastic to bring together the members of Involving Lincs to discuss the work being done to improve services in the voluntary sector. I hope that people will be able to see how the TLI project will have a real impact across the whole of Lincolnshire”.

The event saw over 100 delegates take part in interactive workshops and networking sessions as well as offering a national perspective on the sector from keynote speakers from organisations such as Children England, the Big Lottery Fund and the Cabinet Office.

Kathy Evans, Deputy CEO of Children England said: “I’ve been really impressed by how many people have turned out to show their commitment to working together and supporting each other in the voluntary and community sector in Lincolnshire.”

For more information about Involving Lincs and Transforming Local Infrastructure visit www.tlilincs.org.uk.