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.

Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 1:00pm
Join us for this online support session as we work through the State of the Sector Questionnaire on a question-by-question basis, and help us shine a spotlight on the brilliant VCSE sector in Bolton.
Monday, 28 September 2020 - 10:30am
Join us with a warm brew and biscuit at an online drop-in for groups looking to apply for:
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 11:00am
Friday, 2 October 2020 - 11:00am
A chance for trustees and members of management committees to meet, share knowledge, information and raise issues for discussion
Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 1:30pm
This interactive course will enable participants to obtain basic knowledge about safeguarding children and young people and share learning and good practice
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 10:00am
So much has changed and is changing in the community and voluntary sector and there are still many unknowns as we look to the future. Do the immediate needs of many charitable organisations rule out the principle of social value, or is this just the right time to make every effort to ‘Build Back Better (Greener, Cleaner, Fairer)? Join this webinar to explore...
Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 10:00am
In the current climate, understanding risk management is key in working towards delivery; this session looks at some of the basic principles, particularly in relation to the covid-19 pandemic.
Monday, 19 October 2020 - 12:30pm
The uncertainty of the past few months has required many of us to think on our feet and quickly adapt our services and projects to deal with the pandemic crisis. Between us we have had to scale up, scale back, adapt and in some cases stop what we have been doing, but perhaps in the middle of it all, there has never been a time when it has been more important to...
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 1:30pm
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and effective safeguarding is more than just having a safeguarding policy, particularly in the current climate
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 5:00pm
Changing legislation along with changing local guidance and advice, continues to add uncertainty to our community and voluntary services and projects. Normal monitoring and evaluation practice, along with the rest of ‘normal’, has needed to change and adapt, but absolutely remains an essential part of what we do.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - 2:00pm
In the current climate, understanding risk management is key in working towards delivery; this session looks at some of the basic principles, particularly in relation to the covid-19 pandemic.