Training and Events

We offer a comprehensive programme of training for staff, trustees and volunteers from tender writing to communication skills. We also run a range of events from Funding Fairs to network meetings. Click on a category below to see what we have on our calendar.

To see the full range of courses we can offer, click on one of the following:

Or contact us to discuss your training needs: call 01768 800350
or complete a contact form here


Course Fees

We recommend that organisations include training costs in their funding applications, contracts and budgets. However, for those for whom the cost is prohibitive, help may be available.

Contact Alison Phillips on 01768 800350 or email

Cancellation Policy

CVS Training and Events
Where cancellations are made within 14 days of the course date and/or for non attendance, fees paid will not be refundable; fees due will require payment.

Volunteer Training
Cancellations made within 7 days of the course date and/or non attendance will incur a £10 charge. This fee will increase to £40 if the course is accredited.

Cumbria CVS is committed to minimising cancellations. However, in the event of a course/event being cancelled, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and we will endeavour to rearrange the course/event on a date convenient to all or where applicable a full refund will be given.

Bespoke Training

As well as the programmed training, we can deliver professional bespoke training designed to fit the needs of your staff or volunteers. For tailored training at affordable prices, call us to discuss your training requirements – 01768 800350 or email

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