Brexit Civil Society Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion on what Brexit means for the civil society sector in Sheffield on Tuesday 25th June, 13:30 to 16:30.
It is evident that Brexit will have significant impacts on civil society from questions around the replacement of EU funding that the third sector receives, to the maintenance of fundamental rights, to key legislative changes that will arise as a result of EU withdrawal.
Joining us to speak in Sheffield are Shahida Siddique the CEO of FaithStar who work with faith-based organisations to aid them in fulfilling their regulatory requirements and empower the communities they work with. She will be speaking on Brexit and the impact on community cohesion and Sheffield’s civil society.
John Tizard is the chair of NAVCA and an independent strategic advisor and commentator on the voluntary and community sector, public policy, and public services. He will be discussing how Brexit is impacting civil society and the voluntary sector.
Lauren Payne is a senior associate and Brexit manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The EHRC has recently published their research into “The future of funding for equality and human rights in Britain” and Lauren will be speaking about their report, and the future of funding for the sector.
The event will bring civil society and relevant stakeholders together to network, share information and discuss what happens next and how the third sector in Sheffield can best prepare for exit day. It will also be an opportunity to express thoughts and concerns about Brexit's impact on civil society.
Our full agenda is below.
Tuesday 25th June, 13:30 to 16:30
Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX
13:30 to 13:45
Registration / Meet & Greet
13:45 - 15:00
Introductions and a brief outline of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance
Shahida Siddique (FaithStar) : Brexit impact on cohesion and Sheffield’s civil society
John Tizard (Chair of NAVCA) : Brexit and the civil society sector
Questions and Discussions
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 16:30
Lauren Payne (Equality and Human Rights Commission) : The future of funding
Horizon scanning and where next
How can Sheffield best prepare for Exit day?
About the Brexit Civil Society Alliance
Established in July 2017 the Alliance has been active in helping to shape and improve Brexit legislation, connect politicians with civil society and help educate, inform and advocate for those who may feel remote from the Brexit process.
We help to give a voice to a wide range of groups in the Brexit process, from across all parts of the UK - connecting Wales, Scotland, Northern and Ireland and England. Organisations and sectors in human rights, the environment, consumer and workers rights, equality, democracy, food, farming, trade and further education are all working together to ensure that rights, standards, environmental protections and devolution is protected as we make our exit from the European Union.
We take no position on Brexit itself but seek to raise the concerns of member organisations and push for the best possible policy outcomes for our organisations and wider civil society as we leave the EU.