This course will look at how meetings can be improved to make sure that the discussions you have and the decisions you make in them really matter.

Do your meetings make you groan or grin? Do they make a difference to the effective functioning of your organisation?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 - 09:30 to Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 - 16:30

This course will enable participants to update their knowledge regarding Social Value and its use in commissioning in Bristol. (This introductory briefing will be followed by a practical session on measuring and evidencing social value in commisioning on the 12th November 2019 - details will be available shortly).

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 -
13:00 to 15:00

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 2 October, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00

This lunchtime briefing will introduce the new VCSE strategy ‘Into a New Era’ and what it means for your organisation.

This session will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

More funders than ever will give grants to support core costs, but making an effective bid needs a different mindset from project funding applications. This session will look at how you can make an effective core funding case, and what different data you may need to back up your argument.

This course will cover:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 - 18:00 to Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 - 21:00

This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30

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