The new Charity Governance Code published in July 2017 has brought into sharp focus the need to improve the diversity of trustee boards. It recommends that trustee boards periodically take part in training and/or reflection about diversity and understands their responsibilities in this area.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

This free training aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and workplace issues, thus offering those who experience gender-based violence, a safer, more supportive and better response in their workplace.

The training gives further knowledge of the effects of domestic abuse on victims and how that can impact on their work. It will also give guidance on developing appropriate policies and procedures and implementing them effectively.

Aimed at all staff to raise awareness of these important issues, but particularly:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:30

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting.)

What will this course cover:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 -
09:30 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: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
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, 14 November, 2018 -
09:30 to 13:00

There are funders out there who want to support you to develop new income streams and become more sustainable. This briefing will look at where and how you can attract grant funding to help you make those changes that will ensure sustainability, what you can ask for and how to make the best possible case.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00

Safeguarding is in the spotlight for charities. Recently the government has, in effect, broadened the scope of what it considers ‘safeguarding’ in the charity sector to include not only children and vulnerable adults, but also the duty of care charities have to other groups that they come into contact with: their staff and volunteers; beneficiaries; and those who live and work where the charity operates.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00

Tackling larger and more complex funding bids can be a daunting prospect, but with a little forward planning and a few “tricks of the trade” you can ease the stress and increase your chance of success. This workshop is for anyone who’d like to improve their bidwriting skills, and/or who is looking to tackle larger, more complex applications.

We’ll look at;

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

As a new board member it can be difficult to know exactly what is expected of you. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to be an effective board member from the start. This interactive session will walk you through your governing role and covers legal responsibilities and the essentials of good governance, including the questions you should be asking.

What will I learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

This workshop will focus on a number of practical exercises designed to start mapping your data.  This is a key stage in preparing for the GDPR. 

The session is interactive and we find people get the most out of it by talking to other organisations and asking questions as they come up through the exercises.

We highly recommend that anyone attending this session has a good understanding of the basics of GDPR.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 17:00

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