Action in rural Sussex AGM & Conference 2016 – 12th October 2016, Lewes Town Hall

On Wednesday 12th October 2016, Action in rural Sussex will be hosting its combined Rural Conference and Annual General Meeting at Lewes Town Hall between 5.00pm (refreshments and sign in from 4.30pm) and 8.00pm.

The theme of the 2016 meeting is ‘Rural people taking a lead: the role of charity, philanthropy and community’ and will focus on the role of third sector organisations in supporting rural communities in a sustainable and effective way.

This will include an overview of the contemporary and longstanding issues affecting rural  East and West Sussex, a review of the outcomes achieved by rural communities through support offered by AirS in 2015/6 and an overview of the ongoing role for charities in delivering these programmes moving forwards.

Event Programme:

16.30: Welcome and Refreshments

17.00: Contemporary Rural Sussex : Action in rural Sussex Annual Review

AirS’ Annual Review to be presented by Jeremy Leggett, Chief Executive, Action in rural Sussex

17.30: Annual General Meeting of the Sussex Rural Community Council (also known as Action in rural Sussex).

Chairman: Peter Field, President of Action in rural Sussex and Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Brighton and Hove

(Voting members will receive a formal agenda and voting papers for the Annual General Meeting in September).

18.00: How we did it, and how Action in rural Sussex (AirS) helped  

Inspiring contributions from three local organisations with which Action in rural Sussex have worked over the last two years, followed by a question and answer session.

Refreshment break

19.15: “Where angels fear to tread?: new roles for charity and philanthropy”    

David Emerson CBE, CEO of the Association of Charitable Foundations and Chair of ACRE (the national association of Rural Community Councils).

19.50: Close and thanks 

Chantal Wilson DL, Chairman of AirS Board of Trustees.

How to book a place

To book a place at the event, please follow the link below:

If you are unable to use the link above or experience any issues in so doing, then please contact or via 01273 473422.

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”