FREE knowledge transfer workshop series for community organisations across the Scottish Borders

The Bridge, in partnership with Berwickshire Association of Voluntary Service (BAVS) are running a series of knowledge transfer workshops through April and May 2022. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Should you wish to register for any of the workshop series please click below or contact heather.batsch@thebridge.scot.

Please ensure you register for all five events in each series.

Greening a Community Building – Smaller premises

Sessions morning and afternoon:

Session 1: Thursday 21st April 10am-12noon or 2-4pm (repeated) Register

Session 2: Thursday 28th April 10am-12noon or 2-4pm (repeated) Register

Session 3: Thursday 5th May 10am-12noon or 2-4pm (repeated) Register

Session 4: Thursday 12th May 10am-12noon or 2-4pm (repeated) Register

Session 5: Thursday 19th May 10am-12noon or 2-4pm (repeated) Register

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Greening a Community Building – Larger premises

Sessions morning 10-12 noon:

Session 1: Tuesday 26th April 10am-12noon Register

Session 2: Tuesday 3rd May 10am-12noon Register

Session 3: Tuesday 10th May 10am-12noon Register

Session 4: Tuesday 17th May 10am-12noon Register

Session 5: Tuesday 24th May 10am-12noon Register

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Developing a Digital Learning Centre

Sessions morning 10-12 noon:

Session 1: Wednesday 27th April 10am-12noon Register

Session 2: Wednesday 4th May 10am-12noon Register

Session 3: Wednesday 11th May 10am-12noon Register

Session 4: Wednesday 18th May 10am-12noon Register

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Developing a Repair and Renew Centre

A series of workshops coming soon.
Please check back for dates. Each workshop series will consist of five 2-hour sessions.

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Developing Incubator Unit Space

A series of workshops coming soon.
Please check back for dates. Each workshop series will consist of five 2-hour sessions.

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Bridging the Gap
through Knowledge Transfer

The aim of the project is to share skills and experience and build up a Knowledge Bank of ‘How To’ guides that will be freely available into the future. We will be working with four asset-based community organisations from across the Scottish Borders, all have successfully developed innovative projects and services to meet specific needs in their local area, and we believe that their expertise will be of great interest. They will work with us to share information and inspiration with other local organisations.

Each topic will be covered in a short course of 5 workshop sessions, the dates for these are currently being finalised but will be completed by end May 2022. A plenary session/conference will take place towards the end of June to bring all participants together. Workshops will take place online during the day, each session will last up to 2 hours and will be very interactive to capture all your queries as we go along. “Learning Journeys” will be delivered as films/photos of the various activities in action, screened as part of the workshops, with opportunities for discussion of what you are seeing, just as in a real-life visit. All those who sign up for a Workshop course will be offered the opportunity to have a feasibility study/technical report carried out via our project, by a consultant appropriate to the area of work. These studies are fully funded (average of £3000 per study) – the aim is to help organisations to move forward quickly with the development of a project, in order to take advantage of anticipated capital grant funding programmes.

Each short course will cover the basics of starting a project, beginning with assessing the need in the community through consultation. Moving on into the particular topic areas, each course will showcase how the lead organisation developed their project, obtained the funding needed to start it, and the benefits that have come from it. Lessons learned along the way will be covered, including where mistakes were made – often the most valuable part of a learning experience!

Participants will share their own experiences as part of these sessions, and questions raised will help us to produce Toolkits that are realistic and achievable. We will support and encourage those who take forward their own version to stay in contact with each other so that networks of like organisations/projects an continue to share, learn and work together.

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