As a member of CAN you have access to all of our networks which are led by Engagement Lead, Hannah Rees. Most of the networks are virtual, unless stated otherwise, and offer a brilliant opportunity to meet other voluntary and community groups, to find out what they do and to share what you do.

These networks are a great way for organisations to explore ways to work together and support each other. Attendees generously offer to spread the word about other organisations, have combined forces to help their community members and much more besides.

The networks have grown from requests from our members to focus on particular needs. If you think there’s a gap in our networks please let us know so we can work together on this! Email Hannah ([email protected])

  • Boscombe Network - Exactly what is says on the tin! A network for community and voluntary groups working across Boscombe.
  • Community Spaces Network – This network is for folk working and volunteering in any spaces the community can use. Museums, community centres, libraries, gardens. Run in conjunction with BCP Council, we meet in person every quarter. 
  • Network for Supporting Disability – A new network for any organisations supporting people with additional needs.
  • Early Years Network – For all groups supporting families with children from conception to five years old. 
  • Let’s Connect Network for Youth Workers – Run with WIRED, a youth mental health charity, a space for youth workers to meet, to share highs and lows and offer much appreciated support and advice. These networks are a mixture of virtual and in person gatherings. 
  • Network for Groups Supporting Men – Our newest network, started in February 2023. Any organisations who offer bespoke support for men are very welcome. 
  • Poole Network – Bringing together community and voluntary groups supporting communities in Poole. 
  • Southbourne, Pokesdown and Christchurch Network – A chance for not for profit groups from these three areas to meet, share what they do and find out about other support on offer locally. 
  • Network for Groups Supporting Women – Voluntary and community groups who offer women only support and spaces are encouraged to network together.