Politics into practice

What the new political landscape means for the voluntary and community sector in Yorkshire and Humber

Thursday 17 September 2015, 9.00-4.30

St Mary's Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ

Find out what the new political landscape looks like and what it means for the voluntary and community sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Meet local and national experts and make the right connections to influence what happens next. 

Involve’s annual conference is known for bringing together high quality national and local speakers with senior staff from a wide range of Yorkshire and Humber voluntary and community organisations. This year will be no different.

***10% early bird discount on all bookings made by Friday 12 June!***



We have two confirmed keynote speakers:


Participants will have the choice of a selection of expert-led seminars, exploring specific elements of the new political landscape and how they affect the voluntary and community sector.

More details coming soon.

By the end of the conference you will have:

  • expert updates on the new political landscape
  • stimulating new ideas
  • an understanding of the changes impacting on the VCS and what we need to consider as a strategic an practical reaction
  • met and networked with leading national and local thinkers and practitioners, as well as new and existing colleagues

Feedback from last year’s annual conference, Fit for the future?

  • “A really good balanced day with thought-provoking talks and time to discuss and network.”
  • “I got a huge amount out of the day. The keynote speakers were thought provoking and gave an overview of the bigger regional and national picture.”
  • “A really good opportunity to step away from day to day and think strategically and connect with practice”
  • “Will input into local authority strategies for working with VCS”
  • “Overall really enjoyed and serious opportunities to do more work with other VCS groups”
  • “Help with re-directing our strategy for the next 5-10 years”

Who should attend?

  • Senior staff and/or trustees of voluntary and community sector organisations and charities
  • Senior staff and/or trustees of local VCS infrastructure organisations
  • Policy officers and research staff
  • Local authority officers working with or interested in the voluntary and community sector
  • Think tanks and academics working on or interested in the voluntary and community sector
  • Private sector organisations interested in CSR or what the voluntary and community sector can offer  your business
  • National charities keen to know more about local and regional issues and activities
  • Anyone else working on or interested in the future, role and contribution of the voluntary and community sector


St Mary’s is a fully accessible venue situated less than 15 minutes’ walk from Sheffield train station. We recommend travelling by public transport.

Map of location

Walking directions from the train station


Blue badge holders can reserve a free parking space at the venue. To book your space, please email conferences@involveyorkshirehumber.org.uk.

Parking for others is on a first come first served basis.


  • Involve Yorkshire & Humber members - £75
  • Voluntary sector organisations - £85
  • Public sector - £95
  • Private sector - £105
  • Bursaries are available. Please email conferences@involveyorkshirehumber.org.uk for more details
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Book by Friday 12 June to benefit from a 10% discount off all price bands.

How to book

Reports and impact of previous Involve annual conferences

Staff contact

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Yoshiko Stokoe
Operations Manager

0113 394 2307

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