Creating impact through Community Investment: Refocusing Community Investment

Proactively analysing and projecting the future resourcing and delivery of community investment.

For several years HACT has provided a forum for cutting edge thinking about community investment. Since our last series of seminars, the environment has changed significantly, both in terms of policies and available resources. Housing associations are reacting in different ways; variously reducing, rationalizing or refocusing their CI work. At the same time many communities in these challenging and post-Brexit times are under even more pressure. Re-focused and new responses are needed from agencies across all sectors. In conjunction with our Community Investment partner SRC, we are now running a new series of five seminars to bring the latest developments, thinking and practice to housing providers.

First seminar – Refocusing Community Investment

The first seminar will provide a general introduction and update on the new landscape for Community Investment. We will look at future resourcing and delivery. We will arm participants to argue the case for CI within their organisations and make the links with the business bottom line. We will provide ideas and examples as to how to develop the next generation of Community Investment and social impact work.  Attendees will also have the chance to share their organisations’ experience and to learn from informed commentators from beyond the sector.

Confirmed speakers include 

Ben Hughes, Chief Executive, the Local Trust - the £200m national lottery funded resident led community action programme and the country's biggest community development initiative;

James Tickell, Director at Campbell Tickell, leading consultants to housing associations who will talk about how to ‘sell’ Community Investment internally, to Boards and senior managers;

Bill Lovat, Regional Director, Regenda Group who will talk about what Community Investment looks like now and in the future at Regenda;

Mark Jory, Community Investment Manager, will look into the issues of why Community Investment should be regarded as core business, how we address risks and measure outcomes

Sally Thomas, Director of Communities, HACTwho will talk about the outcomes of a recent survey of Community Investment professionals. 

Who is this event for?

This event is aimed at senior and middle managers responsible for community investment. It may also be useful for other staff, board members and partner agencies keen to keep up to date and network with community investment professionals.


£200 per person plus Eventbrite fees. Payment can be made with a credit or debit card, or you can select to pay by invoice by choosing this option in the payments section.

Multi-buy offer

If you book on to three or more of these seminars, you are entitled to attend an additional seminar session or bring along a colleague to one of your chosen seminars for free. 

Monday 21st November 2016 - 11:00 to 16:00
Event price

£200 (Plus Eventbrite fees)