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  • How to Plan a Charity Event

    Charity events can be a great way to raise money for a good cause while presenting a visible and positive approach to publicising your cause to the community. Below you will find some pointers on how to plan a successful charity event and to get the most out of it.

  • How to deal with a challenging panel

    Every Fair Share Trust panel is unique to its local area. When working properly, they consist of people who represent a wide variety of interests and services, all of whom have an active part to play in the community and who work with Local Agents to set local Fair Share Trust priorities and award funding. It’s unsurprising that clashes of opinions occur. While it’s important to encourage passion for the work of the Fair Share Trust, some areas have encountered small groups or individuals whose enthusiasm is counterproductive, making it difficult to reach a consensus.

  • How to Engage with your Community

    The Fair Share Trust programme faces some of its most challenging work on a daily basis, work at the heart of the programme: engaging people from within the Fair Share Trust neighbourhoods. What counts as engagement, and what works, are questions that Local Agents have grappled with over the past nine years, and with varying results. Some communities want and need to be led through the involvement of development workers, whereas others emerge from a swell of strong local feeling and opinion.

  • How to recruit or fund Community Development Workers

    Across the Fair Share Trust (FST) network, Local Agents have funded Community Developments Workers to specifically focus on enhancing capacity, social capital and liveability within FST areas. In this How To you can read about some of the successes and glean some ideas that might be of use in your area.

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