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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.

Volunteer Recruitment Event

Thursday 10 June 2021, 1pm - 2.15pm

If you're looking for a new volunteer role, this is a great opportunity to hear from local charities, community groups and other organisations that are actively recruiting volunteers.  Book here.

Big Advice Day - Virtual Funding Advice Sessions 

Tuesday 15 June 2021

As part of Small Charity Week 2021 we are offering one-hour, one-to-one sessions to local groups.  We can help you review your funding plans, options and ideas, or discuss whatever aspects of funding your organisation would like to focus on. Find out more and book your session here.

Understanding the Numbers - Financial Intelligence for Trustees

Wednesday 16 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2021, 10am - 1.30pm

This new programme, delivered over two half days, will help any trustee gain confidence and inform decision-making by aiding the assessment of financial information. Book here.

Trustee Network Event -  Data Protection for Charities 

Thursday 1 July 2021, 12pm - 1.30pm

Trustees are invited to hear from a specialist charity data protection lawyer and reflect on GDPR learning and future challenges, including marketing, profiling and data sharing.  Book here.

Volunteering and the Law 

Thursday 1 July 2021, 10am - 12.30pm

If you manage or recruit volunteers, this session explores the key legal differences between a volunteer and a paid worker and  will help your programme stay within the law.  Book here.

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 1: Duties and Responsibilities 

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 10am - 1pm

Find out about trusteeship, the responsibilities and tools available to help your role.  Book here.

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 2: Legal Structures, Risk and Liability 

Tuesday 13 July 2021, 10am - 1pm

Take a look at different legal structures, their implications and how to minimise risk.  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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