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

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. 


Free of charge for members.
£10/individual for non-members.


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


Found 12 events.

Common Ground: Kirkcaldy, Fife

20 June, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Common Ground Meeting Leicester

25 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Common Ground: Inverness

17 September, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Common Ground: Kirkcaldy, Fife

17 September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Edinburgh

18 September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Glasgow

19 September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Alloa

19 September,10am - 12pm

Common Ground: Online Webinar

25 September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Aberdeen

26 September, 12:30pm - 2:30pm