Medway Transformation Academy & Alliance Update Session at MVA’s Online Community Update Meeting On Friday 10th June 10am – 11.30am)

At MVA’s next Community Update Meeting on the 10th of June we will be joined by members of Medway's new Transformation Academy and Alliance, for an update on their story so far and an opportunity to ask live questions to the founding members. Guest speakers at the session will include:

John Norley on the Alliance & Deb Sen on the Academy.

The Academy is a Lottery Community Fund initiative and MVA act as the secretariat to help support other voluntary organisations in Medway to get together and lead in the change for Medway's VCS. The project is also supported by academics at Nottingham Trent University through their Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The Academy is an inclusive group, with a cross section of large and small VCS organisations who represent a diverse range of communities across Medway. It is a three-year project where the group themselves will decide the agenda and the actions to come out from it.

The Alliance part of the project will focus on the sharing of resources between members for various functions that a lot of organisation share such as: HR, IT, Legal etc. This is with the view that sharing resources and reducing costs in areas like these will help ensure that more money can go towards service delivery and communities in Medway.

Here's what some of the founding members had to say when asked about how the Transformation Academy & Alliance will help local VCS organisations:

“It will allow them to grow” - Michelle Trumper - wHoo Cares

“It will support organisations to reach out in areas that are traditionally difficult to reach” - Kirsty Ferguson - Medway Asthma Self Help

“The Academy and Alliance makes you think outside of your own organisation”
- Councillor Simon Curry – Medway Urban Greenspaces Forum

“The benefit of working together only makes us more resilient and more prepared for future challenges” - Rupa Sen - Medway Diversity Forum

“It is good for us all to understand that whatever we are doing individually, this has an impact on the community at large” - Neil Charlick – Medway Street Angels

Sound like something you want to be part of? There is still time to get involved. Email
if you would like more information and to register to join the meeting on the 10th of June.