FREE TRAINING – Fundraising and Recruiting Volunteers

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a few more people to carry out the great ideas, or a pot of money to do them with?

A couple of ways coming up that we can building our skills and resources…

Small Funds for Small Groups – a locally-focused workshop here in Herefordshire

10am to 1pm Monday 2nd July

The Kindle Centre, Hereford

We’ll:

  • Look at an example completed small grant application
  • Hear from Herefordshire Community Foundation about grants available right now
  • Identify grants that could help us make great activities for our h.Energy weekend
  • Work on the first step of our own applications – how we describe what we do, and the impact of it, so that a funder will listen!

Tea, coffee and pastries at the start!

You should leave with at least part of a funding bid written – well worth a morning’s reflection.

Places are free but limited – please book here and we’ll confirm your place by 22nd June.

If you’re raring to go now, here is a fund with a deadline in two weeks – if you’d like support completing it please email events@hgnetwork.org

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

July will see some free, live, online sessions with our events and publicity coordinator Rebecca who is also an experienced volunteer management trainer. All welcome!

Three lunchtimes: 17th, 18th and 19th July covering: recruiting volunteers, keeping them on board and making sure it’s all legal too.

Sign up here

If you’re not sure what an interactive online workshop might look like, Rebecca will be able to explain after the funding workshop face-to-face!¬† The beginning of the online sessions will also include an orientation.

h.Energy 2018: Let’s Do This!

h.Energy is an event in Herefordshire that has been running since 2010.

Would you like to be involved this year? Please tell us how!

Crowdfunder link is also live – please support us here!

This year the event will take place over the weekend of October 13/14, have two main hubs (Hereford and Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum) and other pop-ups around the county according to interest.

Its aim: Promoting sustainable lifestyles, encouraging action to reduce carbon and providing practical support for carbon reduction initiatives.

Your interest and enthusiasm at this stage is what will shape the event – this year once again we currently have very little secured budget to spend on this event, so we are looking to partner with as many of you in our great network as possible.

Previously we have seen films, fun runs, workshops and puppetry all in the name of sustainable energy for life – what will you make happen this year?!

Please let us know how you could be involved in this form by FRIDAY 29th June 2018.

If you have an idea, but you’re not sure if you have the resources – come to our funding workshop with Herefordshire Community Trust on 2nd July. We’ll have a bid written in a morning – promise! ūüôā

 

 

… join HGN!

In light of changes afoot here at HGN we have a job we are advertising, and a role for someone to join the HGN team going forward from here…

so .. if you have energy, a broad & enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living & carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way, and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity, click below and open the HGN Administrator Post file to read the job description and find details of how to apply:

HGN Administrator

Applications should be submitted before 9am on the 30th June 2018.

With huge thanks to Awards for All for their support.

Sociocracy in Action

Thanks to Roz Brown for a very interesting introduction to Sociocracy on Wednesday evening for our June HGN Gathering.

The ‘permaculture of organisations’ Sociocracy incorporates a dynamic and systems based approach to decision making… and we had a go at finding common ground between different themes and issues over the course of the evening – to illuminating effect!

Click here and open the Sociocracy Handout at the top of the list for lots more information.. about the pros and cons of using using consent vs consensus, the power of clear ‘Vision Mission Aims’, and the principle of circles:¬†semi-autonomous, self-organising teams.

Thanks to all of you who came along… this was one of our Awards for All supported workshops for local groups – and we have more!

on Monday 2nd July 10 – 1pm come for a Breakfast Funding Workshop – eat croissants, drink coffee and hear from Herefordshire Community Foundation about how they might be able to support you … and go away with a funding application at least half filled in… ¬†what’s not to like!

More details here.

Block Around The Clock…

Join the Manchester to Preston New Road bike ride in an anti-fracking protest that’s taking place on Wednesday 27th June!
A crew are gathering from Herefordshire – there may even be a minibus going if there’s enough interest, leaving on the Wednesday afternoon, camping overnight for action on Thursday 28th & returning at some point during the day on the Thursday.
All sorts of details you might need are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375816122922552/
It looks fun!
Contact Rick Guest or David Gillam if you are interested in doing the road trip from Herefordshire… or get on the train with your bike…

Best RUBBISH Fashion Show

Hereford Community Clean Up are calling out for groups who would like to join their High Town Catwalk on 11th August dressed in their best ‘rubbish’ costumes to encourage people to¬†think about the amount of litter that is found on our streets. They will also be encouraging people to sign up to the ‘Stop the Drop’ litter pledge with Herefordshire Council.

If you or your group would be interested to get involved please contact Hereford Community Clean Up group to Facebook, or click here for more details.

h.Energy! its happening…?

Well.. only if you guys make it so …

That said we have had a great response to our Crowdfunder. Especial thanks to Southfield Consulting and to SolarKinetics Рand indeed to all of you who have contributed Рwe are incredibly grateful for your generosity.

If you would like to join our growing list of local sponsors, please click here for our Crowdfunder page. 

And thanks also to all of you who have already signed up your h.Energy events! Early signs are that we could have an excellent h.Energy on our hands…

If you have an idea for an event you would like to host during h.Energy 2018 please sign it up now! Our sign-up closes on the 30th June… so you really don’t have long.

Click here for the all-important sign up form. 

Thank you!

Film showing – TAWAI

Hunter-gatherers stalk their prey in a rainforest, acutely attuned to their surroundings, perceiving every sight, every sound. The film TAWAI contrasts the intense interconnectedness of tribal cultures with our own experience of living in urban environments. Here our sensory input is on overload, and we are forced to limit the amount we take in, habitually deadening ourselves to what is happening around us.

The question of interconnectedness is at the heart of this stunningly beautiful documentary from well-known BBC TV presenter and explorer Bruce Parry, who revisits tribes in Borneo and the Amazon to describe the changing lives of the people there.

After the film join Herefordshire Green Network for a discussion. Cecibel Egan of the Pachamama project joins us along with other expert voices from rural Herefordshire. Listening to ‚Äėthe voices from the forest‚Äô we will be considering our own quests for reconnection in the context of such a rapidly changing world.

 

Film showing at Monday 9thJuly, 8pm at The Courtyard, Hereford. Followed by a discussion in the bar.

Join the HGN team!

HGN are very happy to announce that we are looking for someone who would like to join the team to support the Herefordshire Green Network.

If you have energy, a broad & enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living & carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way, and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity, click below and open the HGN Administrator Post file to read the job description and find details of how to apply:

HGN Administrator

Applications should be submitted before 9am on the 30th June 2018.

With huge thanks to Awards for All for their support.

Hereford’s Street Wisdom..

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) aims to enrich society through ideas and action. They believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment.

Join RSA for a Street Wisdom event in Hereford this July.

Following the success of RSA’s pilot Street Wisdom event as part of the World Wide Wander last year, RSA Hereford will be running a Saturday Street Wisdom walk in the town in July.

Click here for more details.

This and other local events are all on our HGN events calendar. Check in on whats coming up, or send along your own events to add to the list.

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