VOLUNTARY groups from all over Wiltshire and Swindon are being invited to the Wiltshire Community Foundation’s fifth annual funding conference.

On October 9 the Corn Exchange in Devizes will host a day of discussion sessions, workshops and networking for community groups across the county.

This year’s theme is ‘building connections’ and information workshops will include measuring impact, safeguarding, protection from fraud, and digital transformation. There will also be interactive panel sessions with The National Lottery Community Fund, Groundwork UK and Zurich Community Trust on their priorities, grant programmes and application process.

Head of grants Jane Butler said: “The day is highly valued by the groups we work with because it is a chance to network. Many of these groups work in isolation and it can be quite lonely.

"They really value the chance to meet and talk to others in the same situation.”

Places at the event, which is sponsored by Monahans, cost just £15, which includes a full day of activities and lunch. Book at https://bit.ly/2KvfZEQ.