Most groups start out with huge amounts of optimism, energy and enthusiasm for their cause, but not all succeed in achieving their goals. Successful groups recognise early on the importance of having a strong group vision and purpose, with clearly set out agreed group values.

Whether you’re looking to set up a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project or other Growing-related Social Enterprise, or maybe the idea of setting up a group or social business is still a while away, this workshop will give you a better understanding of why you should fully explore and agree your group’s purpose and values before embarking on the next steps of your journey.

Groups and businesses are constantly presented with opportunities; opportunities to grow, diversify and apply for funding. Many projects are inspired to “give back” through wider school and community outreach, education and training opportunities, as well as ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to get involved, benefit and volunteer… but when those opportunities are presented it is important that the way forward is within your original vision and purpose, and in line with your group values, avoiding tensions and divided opinions.

Facilitator Megan Evans walks us through the fundamentals of vision, values and purpose, providing opportunities to talk in smaller break-out rooms about your own experiences and plans. The session was delivered in English.

The event is hosted by Social Farms & Gardens on behalf of our Partner Tyfu Cymru. Tyfu Cymru, a project hosted by Lantra and funded through the Welsh Government’s RDP programme which is part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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