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Three Pillars of successful Partnership Working

Posted by Ali Alsaraf   The current financial climate and the challenges faced by the public and community sectors are imposing on us the concept of partnership working. The concept is undoubtedly great, but it should not be imposed, it must be developed; it’s a process. A community often shares a place, values and possibly a vision for its locality. So working in partnership can only make sense, but, what does it mean? How does it works, and how is it governed? Partnership working is becoming a buzz phrase but is it a meaningless cliché? In some cases the bridge between

Coventry and Growth: Securing maximum benefit for all

Coventry Partnership hosted a very successful Conference on 12 March 2015 at the Welcome Centre, Coventry.  It was attended by 200 delegates from organisations across Coventry who listened to keynote speakers and attended a variety of workshops. Biographies for the keynote speakers who set the scene: Biographies Setting the Scene Presentations from: Jonathan Browning, Chairman, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Jonathan Browning – Coventry Partnership 2015 Part 1 Jonathan Browning – Coventry Partnership 2015 Part 2 Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick Andrew Oswald Coventry Partnership 2015 Professor Christina Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

What could you learn from your neighbours?

  A new major skills-sharing initiative is launching in Coventry this Summer, aiming to connect residents through fun face-to-face learning. But what is skill-sharing all about? Skill-sharing is about creating the opportunity for people to share their skills, experience and insight and to learn from others in return. We believe that our communities are full of skills, experience and insight. Our project is focused on helping to find matches between the skills that people would love to learn, and the skills and insight available in the community. The good news is that there is a “Summer of skill-sharing” coming to

Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2016

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders. Illegal Money Lenders more commonly known as Loan Sharks, lend money without having the correct permissions from the Financial Conduct Authority. They often give cash loans out without any paper work and want double the amount back or charge extortionate interest rates. When you struggle to make repayments they may use violence, threats and intimidation, to ensure you keep paying them.