This session, specifically for organisations whose grants are coming to an end due to the changes in the VCS Grants Prospectus.

It will offer training to organisations seeking to apply for prospectus funding and will also help organisations think about how to manage reductions in funding.

Please note that this session is restricted to organisations whose grant/s with Bristol City Council will end 31/3/17.

Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 -
09:30 to 13:00

This session will focus on the prospectus impact model and how applicants can demonstrate outcomes and impact. The ‘theory of change’ will cover considerations such as:

  • What is the thing that needs to be addressed?
  • Who will benefit?
  • What will change as result of your project?
  • How do you know it will work?
  • How will you know it has worked?
Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 -
13:00 to 15:30

With a strong emphasis in the prospectus on collaboration and working together, Voscur’s support offer includes this event which will outline ways of working together (different forms of collaboration) and introduce potential partners to each other.

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 -
10:00 to 12:30

This Trustee Network event will focus on the VCS Grants Prospectus from a trustee perspective. It will include making strategic decisions, for example, deciding if the prospectus is right for your organisation or identifying which other organisations your organisation might want to collaborate with.

The session will cover things to think about related to the governance of your organisation; there will be an opportunity to discuss issues and ideas with trustees of other organisations.

Thursday, 14 July, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:00

Over the course of the day we will look at HR processes related to informal or formal performance management, methods to engage staff and coaching skills to get staff resolving problems themselves.

The format will be informal and conversational, so bring along any issues you may be dealing with for discussion.

This training will be ideal for new managers who have recently taken on managing staff. It will also suit managers who want to review the way they manage their team. 


Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 -
09:30 to 15:30

This interactive workshop will encourage you to reflect on the kind of things you share - updates, chitchat, sales pitches - and help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls. As well as providing some guidance prinicples, you will be given examples of how enjoyable social media can be.

Thursday, 17 March, 2016 -
10:00 to 13:00

This course offers the opportunity to reflect on the service you provide to internal and external customers. You will be given tips and techniques to develop your expertise to delight your customers and deal with customer complaints and challenging behaviour. This course is practical and delivered in an imaginative and engaging way at your pace.

The course is being delivered by Julie St Jean Dick, an established trainer in the public and voluntary sectors.

Thursday, 10 March, 2016 -
09:30 to 15:30

Training Dates: Wednesday 2nd March / Wednesday 9 March / Wednesday 16 March 2016.

This course is designed to help you take a bolder approach to your leadership role. Do you struggle with the daily dilemma of achieving success amid constant demands? Are you maximising your skills to attain the impact you desire? This course could be a springboard for change.

Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 - 09:30 to Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 - 16:00

A strong board is one of the hallmarks of an effective charity. But how do you get from good to great, or from “survival to success”? This course builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

What will I learn?

  • How to manage risk
  • Making the most of board members’ talents
  • How to make board meetings fruitful rather than futile
  • How to make the split between management and governance work

Who is the course for?

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 -
18:00 to 21:00

Aim: To improve the supporting and retaining of volunteers

Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to:

Tuesday, 19 January, 2016 -
09:30 to 12:30


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