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.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 12:30pm
This network is an opportunity for individuals to connect with others who have a role in the recruitment, management and support of volunteers within their groups/organisations. Its purpose is to help you stay up to date and share good practice (and challenges) around volunteer management practice. Each meeting features input from other practitioners on their...
Friday, 3 April 2020 - 6:00pm
TGI (Trustee, Governance and Information) Friday! The 1st Friday of each month is dedicated to information, opportunities and resources that trustees (in particular) may find helpful in the governance and development of their organisation.
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 9:30am
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
Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 10:00am
Interested in staying up to date with the latest good practice, news and trends impacting on volunteering? The Volunteer Practice Masterclasses feature sector leading professionals, resources and information to help you ensure your group/organisation stays ahead of the game and offers the highest quality volunteering opportunities.
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 10:00am
TGI (Trustee, Governance and Information) Friday! The 1st Friday of each month is dedicated to information, opportunities and resources that trustees (in particular) may find helpful in the governance and development of their organisation.
Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 5:45pm
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 session may be just what you have been waiting for!
Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 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.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 9:30am
New to role of recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers? Join us for a full day workshop to learn the essentials needed to lead your volunteering team with excellence.
Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 12:30pm
This mini workshop is designed to help you develop an 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 organisation.
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - 6:00pm
Targeted at groups looking to apply for grant funding opportunities, our Apply Yourself session covers the essential skills required to plan, prepare, write and review your funding application. As well as fun, engaging activities, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet other groups and to talk to our funding specialists and prepare yourself to make the most of...
Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 6:00pm
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and effective safeguarding is more than just having a safeguarding policy. These sessions will look at the wider issues which come under the safeguarding umbrella including recruitment, health and safety and how they affect volunteers, employees and beneficiaries.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 1:00pm
All organisations are now required to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Aim of the course – To support organisations to gain an understanding of their responsibilities regarding data protection and information governance.