Bringing Cambridgeshire LGBTI communities together...LGBT History Month planning meeting, 12 noon to 1.30pm on Friday 3rd October at Cambridge Fire Station...Encompass Network AGM, 1pm-4pm on Friday 24 October, with guest speakers and lunch, again at Cambridge Fire Station...Catch Stephen Fry live discussing his new memoir 'More Fool Me' at the Arts Picturehouse on Thursday Oct 1st, check website for booking details...

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Sep 25, 2014


You are very welcome to attend the Encompass Network AGM on October 24th at 1pm, kindly hosted by Parkside Fire Station, Cambridge, CB1 1JF .


We urge all of our members to attend to represent their organisations and interests – without your voices we cannot continue to improve the lives of LGBT+ people in Cambridge and South Cambs.


Our confirmed speakers are:

Jackie Hanson - Operations & Resources Manager, Cambridge City Council. Jackie will be speaking about the funding situation within the local authority and the funding strategy for the next two years for voluntary groups.

Paul Roberts – Chief Executive Officer, LGBT Consortium. Paul will be covering national funding for LGBT voluntary organisations.

Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research at the Institute of Fundraising. Daniel’s topic will be around supporting fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education.

A sumptuous buffet will be provided by Food4Food – a charity initiative operated by WinterComfort which supports those with experience of homelessness. 


Approximate times for the event are:

·         1.00pm – lunch and networking.

·         2.00pm – AGM to include the chair’s report and election of new officers.

·         2.30pm – Speakers to begin.


The event will run no later than 4pm. Please contact Encompass no later than Friday 17th October to confirm your attendance.


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Encompass Network is an organisation that supports, links and represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) voluntary and community organisations working in equality and diversity across Cambridgeshire.


Encompass provides support to local groups, organisations, initiatives and events to enable them to develop and to boost their membership and visibility, thus increasing an acceptance of diversity issues by the wider society.

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Encompass links local LGBTI organisations by putting on and promoting networking events to enable them to liaise with one another, have a focus on topical issues and to have their voices heard.

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Encompass represents local groups and communities both to increase their visibility and to ensure the needs of the community are listened to by local services.

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