Welcome to the Stronger Together Training Programme

In response to our recent Training Needs Survey, we are delighted to launch our new Training Programme.

We offer a range of specialist training courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge of the diverse Voluntary and Community Sector in Bolton. All our courses are tailored in line with what you tell us you need and are designed to be accessible to all levels of staff and volunteers.

High Quality
All our training is delivered by suitably qualified trainers who offer a wealth of experience and up to date knowledge on current issues in their field – this way, you can be confident of a positive learning experience that aims to help your organisation be the best it can be.

Affordable
Bolton CVS is committed to making the training programme as accessible as possible to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Bolton. We believe our training provides excellent value for money and aim to keep our training courses as affordable as we can without losing quality. In order to support small grassroots organisations with limited access to funds, we are able to offer a number of funded places through our
Big Bolton Fund Training Grant.

Relevant
We have listened to what you tell us and have designed our specialist courses to meet the challenges of the sector. We believe in utilising the skills and knowledge that already exist within voluntary and community organisations in Bolton and where appropriate, will offer training delivered by our member organisations.

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 10:00am
Bolton CVS recognises not everyone will be ready to volunteer straight away. This informal workshop aims to increase the confidence of those thinking about volunteering and to better understand the skills that may be asked of them.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 1:00pm
Safeguarding is everyone’s business, and it is important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support. Staff and volunteers in voluntary organisations have a key role to play in ensuring that people accessing their services are protected and kept safe from harm. This Train the Trainer course is suitable for staff and volunteers...
Monday, 7 October 2019 - 12:15pm
This lunchtime workshop is designed to help us to get our teeth into the subject social value.
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 11:00am
The Big Lottery Fund is now called The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) TNLCF has two streams of funding: ‘Awards For All’ for projects looking for under £10,000 funding and ‘Reaching Communities’ for projects looking for £10,000+ over multiple years.
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 1:00pm
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 11:00am
Bolton CVS recognises not everyone will be ready to volunteer straight away. This informal workshop aims to increase the confidence of those thinking about volunteering and to better understand the skills that may be asked of them.
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 1:00pm
This interactive course will enable participants to obtain basic knowledge about safeguarding children and young people and share learning and good practice.
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 9:30am
You know you are making a big difference, but how do you prove to potential funders, your board and even yourself just how big that difference is? This masterclass may be just what you have been waiting for.
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 9:30am
This half-day workshop is designed to help you develop a practical understanding of what social value means for your organisation and help you to make a start or continue on your journey in delivering social value. The workshop is suitable to anyone from a voluntary, private or public sector organisation who wants to improve the social impact of their...