This a network meeting for community building and village hall trustees across North Yorkshire to network and share information, advice, tips and thoughts on all aspects of running a hall.
A Community First Yorkshire event
Community Buildings Network Meeting
The energy crisis continues to impact domestic and commercial bill payers. As we enter into spring there seems to be little light on the horizon as fuel costs remain high. Our May Community Buildings Network meeting hopes to tackle some of the confusion around unit costs and standard daily charges. There will also be some advice and myth busting around the best ways to save money in your homes and businesses.
The on-going cost of living crisis is affecting all areas and walks of life. Representatives from Utility Aid will be joining us to present the most up to date information regarding utility contracts and how to negotiate with your provider. They will also be exploring ways to help you save money and plan ahead during this uncertain time.
During the second half of the meeting there will be an opportunity to discuss any issues you are currently facing with other community building and village hall trustees and Community First Yorkshire development officers.
Please note that this is a virtual network meeting, which will be held via Zoom.
If you would prefer an evening event, we are also hosting the same Network event at 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 17 May.
All attendees will receive a copy of the presentations and notes from the session.
About the trainer
Vicki Sharp and Michael Fletcher are Development Officers with Community First Yorkshire.
Vicki has most recently worked as a Volunteer and Operations Manager at a Museum Trust where she oversaw energy and phone contracts as well maintaining all operations including access and environmental objectives. She has also worked as a Youth Development Worker and Area Youth Worker across the Harrogate District.
Michael has worked in the Project Team for Community First Yorkshire for the last two years alongside working in various roles with Citizens Advice. Prior to that he worked on projects for a large high street bank and also has extensive volunteering experience in the UK, Romania and Lesotho.
Emily Berry and Billy Campbell work for Utility Aid, the largest broker in the UK focusing on not-for-profit organisations – currently working with over 2000 organisations. Utility Aid won the TELCA best customer service award for small and medium sized enterprises in 2022.
This meeting is free.