Events and opportunities

Monthly get togethers

These informal events are a chance to share a cuppa and a chat with other Connection Coalition members who are working in similar areas as you, facing similar challenges and interested in similar things. We will give you a space to share what you have to offer and what challenges you are facing, and then put you in breakout rooms to connect and share with other members. The feedback from members is always positive and we give you the opportunity to share contact details with each other so you can follow up the conversations you start.

The upcoming events are: 

  • Wednesday August 25th 2021, 1 - 2pm
  • Wednesday September 29th 2021, 1 - 2pm
  • Wednesday October 27th 2021, 1 - 2pm

Register in advance to receive the link for all three meetings (you don't have to attend them all, but you can!).

Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Community of practice

Our community of practice for Connection Coalition membersfocused on how we can continue to put relationships and connections at the heart of our work is scheduled to run throughout August and September 2021. The deadline to join this group has now passed. Members will receive updates in the newsletter including about future groups if we run it again.

Youth loneliness network

The Jo Cox Foundation has been successful in securing some funding from the Innox Foundation for a 12 month project (July 2021 - July 2022) to bring together Connection Coalition members who are working on youth loneliness or want to deepen their understanding and capacity to tackle youth loneliness. We know that there are members in the network who have relevant expertise and experience, from grassroots organisations to national organisations, and in consultations earlier in 2021 youth loneliness was one topic which members wanted to come together around. The project aims to harness the expertise and collective power of Connection Coalition members to reduce loneliness among young people across the UK. Members will come together to learn from one another, develop expertise in youth loneliness and advocate for changes to reduce loneliness among young people. For more information contact [email protected].