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Countryside Management Association Conference 2017

November 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - November 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

| £60

New opportunities in the outdoors –

Creative approaches to funding, partnerships and publicity


To increase understanding of different techniques for raising funds, partnership working and promotion.


By the end of the conference delegates will have:

– An increased understanding of partnership working and funding from presentations, workshops and site visits within Snowdonia National Park and beyond

– An increased awareness of how the media can help increase awareness of their work

– Had the opportunity to share experiences and network with other Countryside Professionals in the UK

– Been able to reflect on their own professional development

Draft Programme (as of 17.7.17)

Tuesday 21st November

Arrivals and Registration

2.30 Welcome to the Conference

Welcome to Snowdonia National Park

Partnership Projects and Funding: What is the current situation in Europe? Hints & tips for applying for European funding

4.00 Break

Member examples of partnership working, including drawing in funding

Gordon Miller Award – presentations

Dinner & voting

7.30 Joint Working – European style (European Ranger Federation)

Gordon Miller Award

Wednesday 22nd November

9.00 Site visits in Snowdonia

Likely field trips already include the following, with more to be confirmed soon…

– The Migneint or Dyffryn Mymbyr – a trip to see the Upper Conwy Catchment Project work – a large landscape-scale partnership project to improve water quality, reduce flooding, improve habitats and peat bogs for locking up carbon.

– Cwm Idwal NNR – partnership work with National Trust, Natural Resource Wales and Snowdonia NPA (and others) to manage access and grazing in the National Nature Reserve.

– Parc Farm on the Great Orme – the famous “£1 farm”, trialling active shepherding to manage grazing, partnership work with National Trust, Plantlife, Conwy County Council and others.

Return to Conwy Youth Hostel

Hints and tips for working with the media: Learning to shout about what you do


Ranger magazine: what do you want?

Thursday 23rd November

9.00 Welcome to the day

AGM & Accreditation Workshop

11.00 Break

Workshops: (TBC)

Information you need for an application

How to do Crowdfunding

Internal and External funding

12.30 Lunch

Workshop session 2 (choice from above)


3.00 Depart

Please note that there may be the option to book into the Hostel on Thursday night as well if you wish to extend your stay.


November 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
November 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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YHA Conwy
YHA Conwy Sychnant Pass Road
Conwy, LL32 8AJ United Kingdom