Civil Society and the Northern Powerhouse – whose powerhouse is it anyway?!

Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Event Northumbria, 2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8SB

A free-to-attend event for people from the third sector and wider civil society to share ideas and learn about:

  • The opportunities and threats posed to civil society organisations by devolution and the Northern Powerhouse agenda
  • How to engage with new structures such as combined authorities and metro-mayors
  • New campaigns and movements for a fairer North

IPPR North invites you to attend an all-day summit on civil society and the Northern Powerhouse. Taking place in Newcastle on 30th March, we will bring together a wide range of people from third sector and wider civil society in the North of England, in order to discuss what the Northern Powerhouse and the devolution agenda means for them, and how they can adapt to a changing landscape, in order to help build a more progressive and inclusive North.

We will also be showcasing headline results from the Third Sector Trends study, run by Professor Tony Chapman at Durham University. This landmark study is the first time that data has been collected on the state of the voluntary sector across the whole of the North of England.

This event is particularly aimed at representatives from third sector organisations and wider civil society that operate in the North of England. Tickets are free but please sign-up here to reserve your place.

IPPR North is a dedicated think tank for the North of England. We are currently running a three-year programme of work on the Future of Civil Society in the North. Follow us on Twitter: @IPPRNorth #civilsocietynorth

This event has been made possible through the kind support of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

If you have any questions please contact Maeve at

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