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. 


Due to our funding, we are cuurently 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 10 events.

Common Ground: Manchester

Tuesday 10th September 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Common Ground: Leeds

Wednesday 11th September 10.30am - 12.30pm

Common Ground: Chelmsford

Monday 16th September 10am - 12 noon

Common Ground: Kirkcaldy, Fife

Tuesday 17th September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Edinburgh

Wednesday 18th September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Glasgow

Thursday 19th September, 10am - 12noon

Common Ground: Alloa

Thursday 19th September,10am - 12pm

Common Ground: London

Wednesday 25th September 10.00am to 12noon

Common Ground: Online Webinar (Afternoon Run)

Wednesday 25th September 2019, 1pm - 3pm