COVID Conversations Update 27-05-20

CVS Inverclyde is hosting a series of COVID Conversations via Zoom, focusing on the landscape moving forward. Coming up, we are covering Digital and HR Implications, Resilience Network, Funding and more...


May 2020

DigiShift Zoom, Friday 29 May, 11am to noon, with Ross McCulloch, Director of Third Sector Lab, a Trustee with Impact Funding Partners and Parenting Across Scotland, founder of Digital Trustees Scotland and co-host of SCVO's Digital Senior Leaders Programme. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Ross has been working with SCVO as part of The Catalyst to deliver a range of support for organisations of all sizes shifting their service delivery into digital channels. The DigiShift Zoom calls have been a massively popular source of support. DigiShift is not a webinar, panel discussion or training workshop. It is a regular space to shift your digital thinking, build community, share best practice and ask questions.

Ross is bringing DigiShift to CVS Inverclyde with this special session and Q&A, allowing you to ask all your burning questions about digital service delivery, remote working, choosing the right tools and more.

To join the conversation, please book a place and receive joining instructions via our Eventbrite page. As there is an opportunity to submit questions in advance of this session, please email these by Thursday 28 May to our PR & Marketing Officer Elaine Nicol on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


June 2020

COVID-19 and HR implications, Tuesday 2 June, 2pm to 4pm, hosted by Natasha Gordon, GCVS Employers' Advice Services Manager, who will chat with participants about the wide range of HR issues we currently face. As our communities and voluntary sector come to terms with the impact of COVID-19, Natasha will touch on furlough and the Job Retention Scheme, home working and lone working – protecting the health, wellbeing and safety of employees and volunteers – data protection issues and managing other aspects, such as leave, stress, restructuring and redundancy.

To join the conversation, which will be facilitated by our Deputy Manager, Bill Clements, please book a place and receive joining instructions via our Eventbrite page.


CVS Inverclyde Resilience Network, Wednesday 3 June, 1pm to 3pm, hosted by our Partnership Facilitator, Vicki Cloney. The Resilience Network began in February 2020, initially looking at the Hard Edges Scotland report and how colleagues from both the third and public sectors could work together to help the people of Inverclyde build resilience and foster hope.

Now we are all working hard to support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic and recognise that this global crisis will continue to have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives long after lockdown restrictions are lifted. As we await news of what that new normal will look like, it has never been more important for our communities to have resilience and hope. This will be an opportunity for us to explore together the key areas that could impact the development of resilience within our communities.

To join the conversation, please contact Vicki for more information and joining instructions on E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or T: 01475 711733.


COVID Conversations – Funding, Tuesday 9 June at 2pm. This Zoom session will hear presentations from: Helen Wray, Head of Grants for Foundation Scotland; Hayley Cook, Inverclyde lead officer of the National Lottery Community Fund; and Annie Mottisfont, Inverclyde lead from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. They will share their knowledge about funding that is available right now; and what is making applications stand out and be successful; then you'll have a chance to ask questions.

To join the conversation, hosted by CVS Inverclyde Strategic Investment Officer, Susan Robinson, please book a place via our Eventbrite page. You will be sent login details the day before this session. Please click here to book via our Eventbrite page.


If you have any questions, please contact our CVS Inverclyde facilitators on T: 01475 711733 or email them directly.

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