A participatory conference is being held at the Rothes Hall on Wednesday 29 March for those who lead or contribute to the work of community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and charities in Fife.

The event, “Towards a Fairer Fife”, will seek to hear from and build upon the experience of people working on the ground in communities and organisations across Fife who are addressing inequalities or promoting fairness.

Delegates will hear from a range of speakers including: Steve Grimmond, Chief Executive of Fife Council; Satwat Rehman who was a Fairer Fife Commissioner; Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance and members of Fife’s Third Sector Strategy Group.

However, the main focus of the day will be on participants themselves coming up with proposals and beginning to shape the priorities and agenda for change.

Ninian Stuart, Chair of Fife’s Third Sector Strategy Group sai: “The Fairer Fife Commission set a challenge for the third sector in Fife to become more proactive in setting our own strategic priorities.

“So, we see this conference as a chance to begin doing just that – creating something from the bottom up and reshaping the agenda in a way that will show how the third sector, at its best, can be a force of change, working with others, valuing everyone and giving voice to what is really needed.”

The event will be facilitated by Connecting Scotland, an experienced group of facilitators who facilitated last year’s highly successful Rural Parliament in Arbroath and who use participatory techniques to give all stakeholders a say on issues of shared concern.

For further information and to book your free place please e-mail info@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk or phone Fife Voluntary Action on 0800 389 6046.

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Fife Voluntary Action is the Third Sector Interface for the Fife Council area.

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The Creative Breaks Fund is run by Fife Voluntary Action, in partnership with Fife Carers Centre, Crossroads and Fife Young Carers is aimed at carers in Fife; courtesy of the Scottish Government’s Time to Live Fund which provides funding (through Shared Care Scotland) to support carers in their highly valued role to enable them to take a short break from their caring responsibilities.