Booking open for ‘Community Anchors: Fit For Purpose’ – 4th June 2009

7 05 2009


Booking is now open for the ‘Community Anchors: Fit For Purpose‘ conference on Thursday 4th June where we will be discussing whether in these uncertain financial times will Community Anchors really be ‘fit for purpose’?

This one day conference is aimed at practitioners, researchers and policy makers passionate about the role of Community Anchors in bringing change to their communities.

Throughout the day there will be the opportunity to discuss and debate the current issues surrounding the sustainability and future of Community Anchors, as well as hearing from a range of key practitioners and researchers in the sector.

This event is hosted by the Bromley-by-Bow Centre, Community Links, Toynbee Hall and the Centre For Institutional Studies at the University of East London.


Graham Fisher – Chief Executive, Toynbee Hall
Milla Gregor – Evaluation and Research Manager, Toynbee Hall
Stephen Thake – London Metropolitan University
Rob Trimble – Chief Executive, Bromley by Bow Centre
Alice Wallace – Centre for Institutional Studies, University of East London
Max Weaver – Chief Executive, Community Links

Conference Themes

How do we know that Community Anchors are viable institutions? This workshop will look at the theme of how we measure our social impact. Milla Gregor from Toynbee Hall will be discussing how they have developed their social impact measurement.

How can Community Anchors become sustainable institutions? Stephen Thake, London Metropolitan University, will be presenting this workshop and discussing the financial sustainability of Community Anchors in light of the current financial crisis.

How can Community Anchors contribute to the overall social improvement and well-being of a locality? This workshop will look at how the issues of partnership, competition and local relationships with community groups can ensure Community Anchors have a greater impact than they might otherwise have had.

… other speakers to be confirmed soon.

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