Melksham Community Expo & Grant Awards

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Whether you represent an established and well-funded voluntary organisation, or are part of a smaller club with a handful of members you play a vital role in bringing connection, support, services, meaning and friendship to our town. Let me start by saying thank you for all that you do to enrich where we live.

We as a Council ultimately exist to help facilitate this community action and offer support where we can – you are the people making it happen. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce the:

Melksham Community Expo & Grant Giving on Friday, 20 September, 2019

5PM to 9 PM

This FREE event will be a great opportunity for community groups of all kinds to network with each other and share ideas, meet the public and to celebrate those groups who have been awarded grants from the Council. Groups will be able to speak to each other and learn a bit about what support there is out there. The public will be invited to come and find out more about your groups services and volunteering opportunities.

Groups will be welcomed to:

Set-up a stall/table to attract members of the public to find out more

Find out what support is out there for community groups

Meet prospective volunteers

Share ideas/advice

Learn about funding/obtaining and retaining volunteers

Network with colleagues and other community groups

Be part of the grant-giving ceremony

We look forward to this event and hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend. If you would like to come along please let us know as soon as possible – stalls will be available on a first come first served basis and space is limited but we will do all we can to fit everyone in. Closing date for Stalls will be the 5th September

All groups attending on the night will be entered into a draw for a £100 on the spot grant award.

Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you!

Debbie Bentley, Community Development Officer, Melksham Town Council, Tel. 01225 704187

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