NCVO Members' Assembly, Milton Keynes (Online)

Engaging with our 16,000+ members is core to our work as a membership organisation. We are delighted to be co-hosting a free online Members' Assembly in July 2021 with our friends Community Action: MK.
08 July 2021 - 09:30
(Good availability)
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Date: | Thursday 08 July
Time: | 09.30 - 12.00


Our Members’ Assemblies enable us to gather vital information from the sector and understand the challenges that voluntary organisations are facing, which informs all our work. Our assemblies are also a great opportunity for our members to network with each other, share ideas about current issues and talk directly to NCVO staff about how we can support them. 

By attending our Members' Assembly co-hosted with Community Action: MK, our members will have the opportunity to:

  • hear the latest on public policy and other current issues facing the sector, and how NCVO is working on these
  • meet and network with other voluntary organisations in Milton Keynes
  • share best practice, experiences and ideas


09.30: Registration and networking 
10.00: Welcome and agenda overview 
10.10:  Rebalancing the Relationship - delivered by NCVO
10.55:  Break 
11.05:  Creating a Collaborative Funding Environment: A New Adventure - delivered by Community Action: MK
11.50:  Thanks, evaluation, close


In 2018, NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a project to address competition and collaboration, particularly between organisations of different sizes delivering public services. 

The findings from this project and considerations for practice are laid out within the Rebalancing the Relationship report. By building awareness and highlighting good practice, this report aims to encourage organisations to work in a more collaborative way.  

At our Members’ Assembly we will explore the findings of the Rebalancing the Relationship report with voluntary organisations in Milton Keynes.

Creating a Collaborative Funding Environment: A New Adventure

This workshop is an opportunity to discuss how VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise) interacts with commissioners and funders in a collaborative way in Milton Keynes. We will explore the responsibilities and opportunities to rebalance relationships and deliver impactful services for beneficiaries. 

Community Action: MK are developing a Mental Health Alliance with the NHS to enable a broad range of VCSE groups to participate in planning and delivering community mental health services in Milton Keynes. This means some groups may be funded by the NHS to support service user recovery. We want to use the Rebalancing the Relationship principles to co-design a collaborative funding process, and will explore this during the workshop. 


This Members’ Assembly is aimed at staff and trustees from NCVO members in and around Milton Keynes. Non-member organisations in the local area are also welcome.


This event is free.


The event will be held on Zoom. Please pre-register for your place by clicking the 'Register' icon above. Attendance is free, however booking in advance is required and places are limited. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


Email with any questions or queries you may have about the Members' Assembly.