Common Ground Meetings

“We found the common ground meeting very useful and so helpful in gathering ideas and inspiration.”

—Young Person's Befriending Service

“The Common Ground Meetings have been a great help in getting our voices heard among the befriending projects nationally, and with discussing best practice.”

—Thanet Good Neighbours

February 2020 Common Ground Information

About Common Ground Meetings

Common Ground Meetings are an invaluable opportunity for knowledge sharing and a time when befriending staff or committee members can meet others involved in befriending projects locally, discuss and explore topical issues around befriending as well as contribute to good practice in befriending at a national level.

Several times a year, a series of Common Ground Meetings take place in a wide range of locations, where the same core topic is discussed. Meetings are relaxed, friendly, informative, stimulating & challenging discussions that are central to our mission of supporting and connecting our membership to make us a strong, inclusive, dynamic network. 

At the end of each series, Befriending Networks produces comprehensive notes so you can find out what other befriending projects across the country have been talking about! Past topics have included: Social Media, GIRFEC Values & Befriending, and Recruiting Volunteers. 


Due to our funding, we are currently able to offer our common grounds for free to all attendees. 


Call Befriending Networks 0131 261 8799 and ask for Victoria Galloway, Learning and Development Officer or email


Found 12 events.

Online Common Ground for Rural Organisations

Monday 10th February 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Common Ground: Walsall West Midlands

Tuesday 11th February 2020 10.30am - 12.30pm

Common Ground: Reading

Tuesday 11th February 2020 10.30am - 12.30pm

Common Ground: Kilmarnock

Tuesday 11th February 2020, 11am - 1pm

Common Ground: Glasgow

Wednesday 12th February 2020, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Edinburgh

Thursday 13th February 2020, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Stirling

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am - 12noon

Online Common Ground Meeting

Wednesday 19th February 2020 1pm to 3pm

Common Ground: Darlington

Thursday 20th February 2020, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Common Ground: Taunton - Somerset

Monday 24th February 2020 11am-1pm

Common Ground: Kirkcaldy

Wednesday 26th February 2020, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Derby

Thursday 27th February 10.30am to 12.30pm