VCSE events

We organise events that bring together people who work in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to discuss challenges and share ideas.

VCSE Summit 2016

This learning and networking event explored potential for innovation, collaboration and sustainability in challenging times. Attendees shared their experiences, ideas and wisdom, as the sector looks to build relationships, resource its work collectively, increase its reach, and better serve communities in need. There was also debate on what a new model of sector support could look like in Cornwall. You can download all of the presentations and workshop materials below.


(l to r): Andrew Green, The Learning Partnership CIoS; Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations; Ian Smith, Cornwall VSF Chief Executive and Kate Kennally, Chief Executive of Cornwall Council speaking at the VCSE Summit 2016.

Brave New World 2015

How do we future proof the VCSE for the challenges ahead?

Cornwall VSF held a conference to discuss this topic. Over 80 people attended the day to share ideas, create partnerships and get motivated. As part of the conference, there was plenty of discussion about emerging issues and potential solutions for the VCSE sector through ‘Open Space’ sessions and workshops.

You can download and read the presentations below:

The event also included the Cornwall VSF Awards, and these were the winners:

  • Community Group Award: Work Skills South West CIC
  • Health and Wellbeing Impact Award: Community Energy Plus
  • Voice and Influence Award: Young People’s SEND Board, facilitated by Active8
  • Innovation, Partnership & Enterprise Award: Battling On CIC
  • Highly Commended: Treverbyn Community Hall
  • Outstanding Achievement: North Cornwall Hearing Voices