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Welcome to the Stronger Together 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.

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.

Monday, 16 August 2021 - 1:00pm
As restrictions ease, many organisations are starting to look at reconnecting with volunteers who have been unable to continue with their roles either because of changes in delivery or due to lockdown restrictions.
Friday, 20 August 2021 - 10:00am
Bolton has been identified as 1 of 5 accelerator sites for mental health transformation. This is being referred to as 'Living Well' and is focusing on the Farnworth and Kearsley area in the first instance. Key to this transformation is ensuring individuals and communities are at its centre. If you would like to find out more about Living Well and how,...
Friday, 27 August 2021 - 11:00am
A chance for trustees and members of management committees to meet, share knowledge, information and raise issues for discussion and a chance to meet the new Local Authority Designated Officer, (LADO) Lisa Kelly, and find our more about her role.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 - 3:00pm
An opportunity for the VCSE sector to explore the world of Public Sector procurement, potential opportunities, key factors, and potential risks and benefits.
Thursday, 2 September 2021 - 10:30am
So much has changed and is changing across all sectors and there are still many unknowns as we look to the future. However, there is a growing consensus that this is just the right time to do something different, to make every effort to ‘Build Back Better (Greener, Cleaner, Fairer)? Join this webinar to explore what social value challenges and opportunities can...
Monday, 6 September 2021 - 1:00pm
This session is particularly aimed at organisations providing support for children under five years old and is the fourth in a series of tailored sessions, delivered in partnership with Bolton Together and Bolton Start Well. Safeguarding is everyone’s business and effective safeguarding is more than just having a safeguarding policy, particularly in the current...
Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 2:00pm
We currently deliver Volunteering Information Sessions specifically for groups who might have additional challenges when finding volunteering opportunities. This is a free session for anyone who may be interested in volunteering from home, remotely. We would like to reach deprived areas of Bolton and hard to reach communities to encourage them to get into...
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - 10:30am
How can your organisation be strong, safe and sustainable in the post pandemic world. We have developed a user friendly health check tool to help you create your own prioritised organisational action plan.
Thursday, 30 September 2021 - 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
Monday, 4 October 2021 - 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 October 2021 - 10:30am
With COVID restrictions lifted we need to ensure the delivery of our projects and services our safe, strong and sustainable. It is vital that we collect the data and evidence that will support key forward decision making as well as building confidence with our potential funders.
Monday, 18 October 2021 - 10:30am
This session is suitable for any current Trustees wishing to refresh their knowledge and for those considering becoming a Trustee.