Bradford District Assembly

The Bradford District Assembly holds an annual conference based on a theme selected by the Assembly Steering Group.  Click below for more information on our annual conferences.

The annual conference took place on Tuesday 19 March at Bradford City Football Ground. The title of this year’s conference was Shaping the Future, a joint event bringing together the voluntary and community sector (VCS), local authority, Bradford District Care Trust and NHS colleagues to plan for the future.

Over 200 delegates from a diverse range of groups, sectors and organisations came together to share information and discuss key issues. 

The event featured an information marketplace, with a number of VCS organisations and Community Partnership representatives displaying information about the work they carry out.

Speakers at the event included Helen Hirst, Chief Executive, Bradford City, District and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCGs and Steve Hartley, Strategic Director, Place, Bradford Council.

Delegates participated in themed workshops, “Reshaping the VCS Compact”, “Reshaping local procurement and commissioning: ‘Keep it Local’” and “Review of support for the VCS”.  Outcomes and actions from the workshops will be shared in the near future.  Presentations given on the day can be found below.


BDA Highlights & Priorities - Nasim Qureshi (ASG Vice-chair) (pdf - 601Kb)

BVCSA A summary of achievements - Helen Speight (Chair of BVCSA) (pdf - 597Kb)

Keep it Local - Why and How - Caroline Howe & Sophie Michelena (pdf - 2724Kb)

What are Community Partnerships? - Louise Keighley (pdf - 443Kb)

Concious Collaboration - Steve Hartley (pdf - 301Kb)

Showcasing VCS Groups & Projects in Bradford & District (pdf - 5644Kb)

Assembly Conference Report 2019 (pdf - 385Kb)