Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

New frontiers: The social sector through Brexit

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, 10GM and NPC are hosting a free conference, bringing together the social sector to discuss the potentially momentous changes Brexit will have on charities, voluntary organisations and the communities they champion and represent.

Brexit presents serious challenges for the UK social sector. The three years since the country voted to leave the European Union (EU) have thrown up a series of questions - how best to respond to it, how to prepare for it, how to mitigate against it where needed - that remain unanswered.

Ongoing uncertainty for charities and voluntary organisations is as big an issue as it is for businesses, the likely impact on the people, places and causes they represent, just as great - but neither have received the debate and attention they rightly deserve.

There is an urgent need for the social sector to discuss the momentous changes that Brexit will bring, provide a public platform to raise concerns and begin to develop a greater sense of collective understanding of, and responsibility for, the challenges ahead.

In order to facilitate this, the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, Lloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales, 10GM and NPC have joined forces to stage a conference devoted to the challenges ahead for the social sector, as we plot a course through Brexit.

The key questions that will be addressed are:

  • What should the role and mission of the social and wider voluntary sector be through (and post) Brexit?
  • What might existing trends tell us about potential new directions in activity and need?
  • How do we gear up to actively shape the agenda, not just observe?
  • Are we prepared for the possibly momentous changes that are coming our way?

Aims and ambitions:

  • Raise awareness of the issues facing the sector post-Brexit
  • Galvanise the sector in its preparedness to overcome challenges
  • Provide a space for figures from across the sector to come together and debate how Brexit might change our collective mission

Who is the conference for?

Leaders, thinkers and practitioners from across the sector.

Date: Thursday 11th July 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Venue: Manchester
Booking: Click here

Thursday, 11 July 2019