Bend, not break: surviving funding cuts

Worried about the impact of cuts on your organisation? Not sure how to navigate your way forward? This workshop will help you get started.

Event details

This workshop is for established voluntary and community organisations that face a significant cut in funding. It will guide you through a review and planning process to give your organisation the best chance of surviving funding cuts and moving towards a more sustainable future.

We will look at:

  • getting a clear picture of your financial future

  • recognising and avoiding insolvency

  • reviewing your potential to raise income from trading/contracts

  • reconfiguring services and budgets to maintain your core purposes

  • managing change and governance issues in sustainability.

During the course of the day you will create your own action plan to take back to your organisation.  Further support will be available from VAL to help you take this forward.


Who is this event for?

Senior managers and trustees of established voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Those based outside Lewisham are welcome to attend - simply choose the non-member rate.



The course costs £40 for VAL members and £55 for non-members. Click the button below to purchase your ticket through Eventbrite using a debit or credit card or choosing the Pay by invoice option on the booking form.  Let us know if you have any problems with this.

 surviving funding cuts


Cancellation and refunds

Please contact us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend, so that we can offer your place to someone else. Please note that all sessions now carry a £5 non-refundable admin fee (ticket prices are inclusive of this fee).

Cancellations with more than 24 hours notice will be refunded, less the £5 admin fee. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the event are not eligible for a refund.

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:45 - 16:00
Contact Name: 
Christine Wykes Driver
Contact Email:
Contact Tel: 
020 8314 6576