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New Frontiers Manchester: The social sector through Brexit

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, 10GM and NPC are hosting a free conference, bringing together the social sector to discuss the potentially momentous changes Brexit will have on charities, voluntary organisations and the communities they champion and represent. Wednesday 11th September, 9:30am to 4:30pm in Manchester.

Brexit presents serious challenges for the UK social sector. The three years since the country voted to leave the European Union (EU) have thrown up a series of questions—how best to respond to it, how to prepare for it, how to mitigate against it where needed—that remain unanswered.

Ongoing uncertainty for charities and voluntary organisations is as big an issue as it is for businesses, the likely impact on the people, places and causes they represent, just as great—but neither have received the debate and attention they rightly deserve.

We believe there is urgent need for the social sector to discuss the momentous changes that Brexit will bring, provide a public platform to raise concerns and begin to develop a greater sense of collective understanding of, and responsibility for, the challenges ahead.

At this event we’ll be asking:

  • Is the sector prepared for Brexit? 

  • What will the funding environment look like post-Brexit, how will it be delivered—and by who? 

  • What effect will Brexit have on philanthropic funder behaviours? 

  • How has the sector come together to champion the rights of EU nationals in post-Brexit Britain?

  • What should the role and mission of the sector be post-Brexit?

  • Do we need to rethink the nature of our relationship/commitment to so-called left-behind, Brexit voting areas?

  • What new Opportunities are there for the sector?