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raised of £2,000 target by 59 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,140 to support a new educational charity for the professional development of parish, town and community council officers.

    Funded on Saturday, 10th December 2022

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    Elisabeth's Grand Tour

    My aim is to visit every one of 68 students who are taking advanced level Community Governance courses this year - 2022. I will be visiting all four corners of England and Wales where our students work as officers of parish, town and community councils supporting vitally important work for local communities.

    The training, education and professional development of officers is extremely valuable for local councils as they tackle the challenges facing local communities including climate action, local democracy, service delivery and devolution from higher tier councils. Some councils, especially those with small populations, struggle to afford the cost of training and education. Although great value for money at £6500 per level, our Community Governance courses are expensive, like any other university-level course. Some potential students need our help so the Society of Local Council Clerks is setting up an educational charity to provide bursaries, scholarships and other tools for supporting professional development in the sector and to promote the value of training and education.

    My sponsored Grand Tour aims to raise funds for the charity. For a blog following the tour starting on March 10th, SLCC | Elisabeth Skinner and her Grand Tour . You can also follow me on Twitter @lisabethski .



    • Elisabeth Skinner1 year ago
      Elisabeth Skinner

      Elisabeth Skinner

      1 year ago

      I am closing my Just Giving page having raised just over £2000 for the SLCC's new education charity designed to support and encourage training, education and research in the sector. I want to thank everyone who has helped me both on my really valuable travels around the country and in reaching my target. It is massively appreciated. If you belong to the sector, do look out for information about the charity in the new year. Thank you again.

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    • Elisabeth Skinner2 years ago
      Elisabeth Skinner

      Elisabeth Skinner

      2 years ago

      It has taken me seven months, but I have now visited 64 of the 67 students who started the Community Governance courses this year. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed those 64 visits to different and unexpected corners of England and Wales. I really do appreciate everyone for giving me such a wonderful year. If you want to know more do check my blog: I hope that supporters of the SLCC will help me reach my goal of £2000 for its educational charity. This page closes on November 30th.

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    • Elisabeth Skinner2 years ago
      Elisabeth Skinner

      Elisabeth Skinner

      2 years ago

      I am on the road again - this time to the south east. I have visited two students in Sussex and three in Kent over the last two days. Tomorrow I am in Surrey and Oxfordshire on my way home after three days away by which time I will have visited 43 students in total. I am delighted that the Staffordshire branch of the Society has donated £100. I wonder if other branches might consider this - the cause is great for the sector.

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    2 years ago

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    • Stacey Kent

      Stacey Kent

      Nov 30, 2022

      Congratulations on exceeding your target Elisabeth:)


    • Ramune


      Nov 23, 2022

      Pleased with the results. Well done! Best wishes


    • Julie Abbott

      Julie Abbott

      Nov 23, 2022

      Amazing Achievement - welcome back to Hythe anytime!


    • Northumberland Branch SLCC

      Northumberland Branch SLCC

      Nov 23, 2022

      Congratulations on completing your challenge. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Northumberland! Xx


    • Anonymous


      Nov 18, 2022

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      Nov 17, 2022

    • Sarah Johnson

      Sarah Johnson

      Nov 16, 2022

      How on earth did you find time to do this challenge? You have been emailing straight back for the last 6 months! Fabulous achievement.


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    Elisabeth Skinner

    Elisabeth Skinner

    I am the Academic Leader of the Society of Local Council Clerks. I have been helping to develop the training, education and professional development of local council officers since 1989 after an initial career as a schoolteacher. I am an active supporter of local communities.

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