We all have something to offer, we all have something to learn.

Learning Together is a flexible programme of regional learning and development activities for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and organisations supporting their communities’ needs through COVID-19. Join Learning Together to maximise and enhance the support you can offer your communities.

What’s on offer?

Those joining Learning Together will be offered a learning package tailored to their areas’ needs. Accessed over 2 hours a month in a flexible way, so you can learn at your own pace, participants will be able to take part in a series of online workshops and virtual peer-to-peer learning sessions organised regionally, (known as action learning sets), as well as exclusive opportunities to network with others on Learning Together from your area. These core elements will be on offer, but these will be enhanced to respond to the needs expressed by those joining and supplementary activities developed.

You will also be connected with a regional Thriving Communities lead, who will help you connect with other groups and organisations to stimulate new partnerships with arts, heritage, natural environment, financial wellbeing, physical activity and health and care organisations, including social prescribing link workers. These opportunities are only available through Learning Together.

What skills will I develop?

During Learning Together, you will have opportunities to:

  • build new partnerships across sectors, including arts, financial wellbeing, natural environment, leisure, physical activity and sport, health and care
  • network with others from your area
  • share and explore challenges of your work with other community leaders, learn from others and consider possible solutions
  • champion your work in supporting communities through COVID-19

What to expect

Learning Together is free to join. Recognising that partnerships and networks take time develop and the organisations have competing demands Learning Together runs for 6 months via a virtual platform. We would encourage you to join the full programme of events to get the most out of it for you and your organisation; with a commitment of at least 2 hours each month.

The first module runs from 22 February 2020. Applications for this cohort is currently closed, sign up for our newsletter to hear about further updates.

How do I apply?

Applications are currently open in the Midlands.

If you have any questions, please contact your regional lead.