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.

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.

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, 18 January 2020 - 10:00am
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...
Monday, 20 January 2020 - 1:00pm
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.
Thursday, 23 January 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
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 12:00pm
The forum aims to bring together people from a wide representation of voluntary and community groups to discuss issues and enable a collective voice.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 12:30pm
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!
Thursday, 30 January 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, 7 February 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.
Saturday, 8 February 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.
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 1:00pm
Are you ready for fundraising? Our tailored workshop is perfect for small-to-medium community groups and charities looking to develop their fundraising skills. We’ll be looking at planning and structuring your fundraising activity, which resources you’ll need to help make your activity a success, legal requirements, publicity and how to get the most out of your...
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:00pm
Bolton CVS in partnership with the Bolton Council Sport and Active Living Service and GreaterSport are hosting a workshop to engage with local sports clubs and the community groups and organisations who provide opportunities for physical activity.
Saturday, 15 February 2020 - 10:00am
It's important voluntary & community groups keep proper accounts. This workshop will demonstrate the basic processes and give you the tools you need to develop your book-keeping skills.
Tuesday, 18 February 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.