Cambridge GET Group is an umbrella infrastructure support group for member organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) who offer guidance, employment and training (hence ‘GET’) to unemployed or otherwise disadvantaged people. Its core activities can be best described by the acronym ‘FAINT’ – Funding, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Training.
Established in February 1989 by a group of 6 organisations and funded by Cambridge City Council, Cambridge GET Group was incorporated in 1998. It now has 35+ 'Full' Members (VCS organisations) & 10+ 'Associate' Members (non-VCS organisations and statutory bodies eg. FE colleges, City/County/District councils.) The Company has an elected Board and Members’ meetings are held around every six weeks.
Cambridge GET Group is one of 6 county-based consortia in the Eastern Region, each representing a broad range of Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills providers and partners, which form the Learn East network, together with COVER (Community & Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region.) Other partners are: Norfolk Unites, Suffolk Learning Consortium, Voluntary Sector Training (Essex), Hertfordshire Training and Development Consortium, The Learning Partnership (Luton and Bedfordshire) – see links under ‘Main menu’.
Learn East provides a single point of contact for stakeholders and prime contract holders to engage with the Voluntary
and Community Sector.
Important dates for your diary:
GET GROUP MEETINGS
Next meeting will be held on: Thursday October 19th, 10am-12.00, The Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RP, 10am-12.00
Meeting dates for 2014:
All meetings are at CHS Group, Endurance House, Histon, CB24 9ZR at 10am
GET is a company limited by guaranteee
Registered no: 3535522
Registred address: Dee House, Highworth Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 2BQ