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We provide high quality affordable training delivered by specialists and experts on a wide range of subjects.  Our programme is led by our network and designed to empower trustees, staff and volunteers in our local voluntary and community sector.

While our face to face training and events are on hold, we are continuing to provide online resources and learning.

You can follow our Eventbrite page to hear about our latest events as they become available.

Starting up: How to Become a Charity or Social Enterprise

Thursday 12 May 2022, 10am - 1pm

Got a brilliant idea but need help turning it into a great charitable project? If so, this workshop is for you.  Individuals, new groups, or community groups seeking a refresher are welcome.  Book here.

Introduction to Monitoring and Outcomes 

Thursday 12 May 2022, 10am - 12.00pm

If your organisation relies on funding, it’s never been more important to clearly communicate your impact and outcomes and show the difference that your work really makes.  Book your place here.

Richmond Trustee Network - Charity Strategy Development 

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 12.30pm - 2.00pm

This special session will help existing and prospective trustees understand their role in strategy development and will share a proven process for formulating a plan.  Find out more and book now.

Richmond's  Volunteer Fair 2022 

Thursday 26 May 2022, 2pm - 6pm

The annual Volunteer Fair is back in-person this year at RHACC and is a great opportunity for local people to meet and hear from groups and good causes they could volunteer with and help to make a  positive difference in their community.  Check the details and register for your free place here.

Writing Succesful Funding Applications

Wednesday 9 June 2022, 10am - 1pm

An interactive online session for trustees, staff and volunteers designed to ensure every funding application you make is as strong as possible.  Book here.

Simple Video Storytelling for Beginners

Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10am - 12pm

A short course from charity digital experts Superhighways where you can learn how to make small films with a free video creator and gain information about other helpful online tools.  Book here.

App-based Video Making for Beginners

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 10am - 1pm

This workshop for beginners will get you started on producing short no-budget videos to tell the stories of your small charity, using free apps on smartphone and tablet devices. Book here.

Starting up: How to Become a Charity or Social Enterprise

Thursday 7 July 2022, 10am - 1pm

Got a brilliant idea but need help turning it into a great charitable project? If so, this workshop is for you.  Individuals, new groups, or community groups seeking a refresher are welcome.  Book here.

COVID-19 and HR for the Voluntary Sector

If you missed it, you can download our webinar presentation by expert Christine Williamson.

There are also many other resources available to voluntary and community sector groups, including:

RHACC free taster courses -  Richmond residents can enrol on a range of free taster courses until Summer 2021.  The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Community Learning have funded over 150 courses, including digital skills, career-related and wellbeing.

Small Charities Coalition - a wide range of free or low cost online training is available including communication, digital, finance, trustee-related and general wellbeing support for your organisation.

theFSI - access a range of affordable training, specifically aimed at supporting small charities, including topics such as governance, impact measurement, fundraising and project management.

NCVO:  Paid-for online training is available for a range of key topics, for both members and non-members.  Their KnowHow resource bank is freely available and covers all the important aspects of running a charitable organisation, including a Coronavirus section.

Training Online from Directory for Social Change:  This online platform features 18 bite-sized introductory level online courses for charities and covers a wide range of topics including finance, HR, data protection, communication and change management.

Safeguarding Training and Guidance:  Richmond Council has refreshed its free online Training & Development Portal and is currently offering free e-learning in Safeguarding Adults (1 hour introductory level), Safeguarding Adults: Level 1 and other topics. Any organisation accessing the website for the first time, will need to register the group by email, including the organisation name, address and the name and email of a manager as a point of contact.  Childrens' online safeguarding training is available at the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Skills for Care: free online training from ProTrainings to help train care volunteers   Comprised of short video modules, the content includes introduction to adult social care, roles and responsibilities, whistleblowing, equality, diversity and person centred values, telephone support and communication, pain and discomfort, infection prevention and control, food safety, fluids and hydration, health and safety and stress.

Training Costs 

The majority of our courses are fully subsidised for voluntary and community sector organisations delivering services to local communities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Please read our Training Booking Terms and Conditions (Sep 2018) before registering for any of our sessions.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training is often more cost effective if you need to train three or more people. We can deliver our standard courses at a location and time to suit your organisation or we can design a session to your specific needs. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Training Advice and Contact

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