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Digital Design Workshop

Following the success of similar events run last year, The Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) is running a free, half-day Design Hop workshop in the afternoon of Thursday 19th March at Carnon Downs Village Hall in Truro. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of 'tech for good' and digital development for charities.

It's the first step for organisations looking to explore the role of digital in their services, giving them the confidence, motivation and focus to take the next step that's right for them. Attendees will gain:
•    An accessible introduction to tech and digital design processes
•    A chance to unpack a key organisational challenge and identify how digital might help
•    Connections to peers, experts and funders
•    Tangible next steps you can take to make progress, including follow-up support from CAST and our partners.

If you're interested, sign up directly at bit.ly/CASTDesignHops or find more info at https://wearecast.org.uk/for-nonprofits/design-hops. Registration will be open for just two more weeks, but we are accepting interest for future events as well.

Association of Chairs Training - second event

Association of Chairs Beacon Programme aims to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities and not-for-profit organisations with an income of under £1 million.

Next event in St Austell Thursday 11 April 2019. 10:00 am - 2:15 pm 


Find out more about the programme.




Are you resolved to volunteer?

The new year is a time of new beginnings and opportunities. People often decide to start a new chapter in their lives - or perhaps revisit an old one. But whatever you want to do in 2019, have you considered volunteering as a way of achieving your goals?

Whether you want to learn new skills, change your career, make new friends or simply have more fun, volunteering can be an effective way of doing so.

There are thousands of volunteering opportunities just waiting for you on www.do-it.org - and you'll be in good company. Did you know that about one third of people in Cornwall regularly volunteer? That's one of the highest rates in the country!

We also have a "DIY" guide to volunteering to help you find a placement which you can download here

If you require more help or assistance, or have any questions, get in touch by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or call us on 01872 266988

And do let us know where your volunteering takes you, we always love to hear your stories.


Smartline Festive Community Event

Last week Smartline hosted a festive event to encourage greater community cohesion and tackle social isolation within the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area. The event offered attendees a chance to meet with their neighbours whilst making festive crafts and enjoying lunch together.

In addition to the social aspect of the event, attendees were also given the opportunity to interact with businesses that have been supported by the Smartline project. This included demonstrations from Duesday, who have reinvented the way we pay our recurring bills and gives a flexible alternative to the direct debit with the ability to split bills and even earn points and discounts for paying early.

Read more about it on the Smartline website: