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Designed to help those targeting smaller/local sources of funding, this course is suitable for staff, volunteers or trustees of voluntary and community organisations who are new to funding applications, or those who have tried already but want to improve their chances of success. Expect a hands-on day with practical exercises and useful resources and guidance to take away.
Tuesday 28th March                   Hemel Hempstead

A new course for those intending to develop funding applications in partnership. As well as exploring the challenges of partnership working, it will cover all the key areas to help improve your fundraising skills in the context of working on bids collaboratively.
Thursday 6th April                        St Albans

Following the great feedback from the first course on 1st February, we are running this one again. It is targeted at those responsible for fundraising who want to improve their chances at winning higher value grants and contracts (i.e. £10k+). Learn how to make your applications appeal to funders by getting better at evidencing needs, engaging service users, developing partnerships, adding social value and measuring outcomes.
Wednesday 26th April                  Welwyn Garden City

We had huge interest in this course from the previous bulletin and it soon filled up, so we have arranged a new date. If you are responsible for volunteer recruitment and/or marketing, this course will help you to ensure that your organisation gives the right impression to potential volunteers. It will cover the use of traditional marketing techniques together with digital and social media.
Tuesday 9th May                           Stevenage

Last few places are also available on:

This course is for leaders, trustees and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. Based on the latest guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, this one-day course gives you the knowledge and skills to put in place arrangements to control health and safety risks.
Wednesday 8th March                    Elstree


New FREE online course: Introducing the Voluntary Sector

This Open University course covers the context and features of voluntary and community organisations including: the structure and history of the UK voluntary sector; values and beliefs; funding issues; understanding stakeholders and beneficiaries; power and empowerment; and the role of volunteering. The course is 8 weeks long, involves 3 hours per week of study and will be particularly suitable for learners working (or aspiring to work) as paid members of staff or as volunteers in voluntary or community organisations. It is available via OpenLearn.

A second course, Working in the Voluntary Sector, will be available later this year.


Course: HIV: Modern Essentials for Professionals

Location: Wellbeing Centre, 501 St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RE

Four dates to choose from: Wednesdays: April 19th, July 26th or September 13th 2017

Delivered by: Herts Aid

training for professionals supporting people living with HIV includes:

  • HIV Awareness

    • What is HIV/AIDS? Myth busting

    • HIV Now: PEP and PrEP

    • Relevance in Hertfordshire

    • Aging with HIV

  • HIV treatment and adherence

  • Accommodating clients living with HIV

    • Health considerations in housing and care

    • How do you talk about sex and safeguarding with HIV?

  • What about infection control and transmission?

  • HIV stigma and discrimination

  • HIV and the Law – what are your legal obligations?

The morning’s registration begins at 9:00, and training will run from 9:30 until 13:00 with two short breaks.

To attend, please complete this short form and email this back to [email protected]


CVS Training Programme 2016/17

The types of courses we run include:

o             Business Planning

o             Sourcing funding

o             Developing a Funding Strategy

o             Writing Excellent bids

o             Evidencing need

o             Trustee Training

o             Social Media

o             Safeguarding

o             Health & Safety

o             Food Hygiene

Please let us know your training needs by completing this form (word) and returning to [email protected]


 HCF Training Calendar

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