The Centre Discusses

The Centre Discusses is a fortnightly webinar series from The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment which connects community investment leaders and practitioners from around the UK with a range of relevant and inspiring speakers.

The speakers will come from within and outside the sector, and will speak on a wide range of topics, from showcasing innovative community investment work to bringing us opportunities for collaboration, and keeping us ahead of the curve on the latest trends and challenges which affect our work.

The programme will be varied and will aim to cover as many exciting topics as possible, so the webinars in this series are open to anyone working in community investment, and social housing in general where relevant.

Visit The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment website to find out more about their work.

Upcoming webinars

The benefits of food growing projects for housing associations and residents

Wednesday 8th December, 10:00-11:00am

Register Free!

This second of two sessions focusing on food and food poverty. Following on from our session on 24th November with Ian Byrne MP about his #RightToFood campaign, we will hear from a range of speakers who run or support community-based food growing projects, including two housing associations.

Food growing projects are one potential solution to the problem of food poverty, and can provide a valuable source of nutritious food to residents. Alongside this, they have benefits for providing green space, building residents’ transferable skills for employment, residents’ mental health, and overall community cohesion. 

For housing associations, food growing projects can increase opportunities to engage with residents while encouraging residents to take ownership of their local area, improve the usage of underutilised green space on estates, and improve their partnerships with local community organisations.

Come along to hear about the multiple benefits of food growing projects, and how you can overcome barriers to setting one up with your residents!

Speakers: 

Dee Woods, Co-Founder, Granville Community Kitchen



Andy Ryan, Community Growth Manager, Alliance Homes



Kate Newbolt, Customer, Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager



 

Through the Centre’s impact measures project, we know that since March 2020, 86 organisations whose homes cover 43% of total UK stock, delivered 199,334 food interventions to their residents. Increasingly, housing associations are forced to address food poverty, in a variety of ways.

 

This session is the first of two sessions focusing on food and food poverty. The following session on December 8th will look at associations who support community-based food growing projects.



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Webinar programme

The benefits of food growing projects for housing associations and residents

Wednesday 8th December, 10:00-11:00am

Register Free!

Come along to hear about the multiple benefits of food growing projects, and how you can overcome barriers to setting one up with your residents!

Speakers: 

Dee Woods, Co-Founder, Granville Community Kitchen

Andy Ryan, Community Growth Manager, Alliance Homes

Kate Newbolt, Customer, Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Be part of the discussion!


Looking back at the Centre's 2021

Wednesday 22nd November , 10:00-11:00am

Speakers: Speakers: Center partners TBC


For more information on the events listed please contact Adam Chester.