Training and Events – Calendar

Cumbria CVS AGM and Annual Conference

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“Working Together”

Join us at our 12th Annual General Meeting and our Annual Conference, which will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at the Forum, Barrow, LA14 1HH. This will be an excellent opportunity to come and meet the CVS team(s), learn more about our activities and our thoughts for the future; network with other local individuals and organisations; learn more about thriving communities, social movements and neighbourliness and how they can benefit your organisation.

Emergency First Aid at Work

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The QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) approved course is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course.  It will equip individuals with essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. Certification is valid for three years.

Copeland Governance Academy: Setting up a group – what you need to know

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The Copeland Governance Academy is about developing small groups and empowering individuals.  Increasingly, small or new organisations are encouraged to take on greater responsibilities for supporting the delivery of local services.  Funded through Copeland Community Fund, the Copeland Governance Academy can assist groups based in Copeland through the following FREE short sessions that will take place at the Whitehaven Foyer:

Copeland Governance Academy: Choosing a legal structure for your group or organisation

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The Copeland Governance Academy is about developing small groups and empowering individuals.  Increasingly, small or new organisations are encouraged to take on greater responsibilities for supporting the delivery of local services.  Funded through Copeland Community Fund, the Copeland Governance Academy can assist groups based in Copeland through the following FREE short sessions that will take place at the Whitehaven Foyer:

First Steps to Grant Funding for Small Groups

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This introductory session is aimed at groups and individuals who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for some time and would like a refresher.  As the funding pot gets smaller, groups need to be able to write more effective bids to help fund their projects.

The session will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications and will provide guidance on:

Barrow Funding Event

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Speak directly to funders; access essential funding information, advice and support; network with other local organisations.

Funders include:

  • ACTion with Communities in Cumbria
  • Charity Bank
  • Cumbria Community Foundation
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Cumbria CVS
  • Cumbria Youth Alliance
  • First Ark Social Investment
  • Francis C Scott Trust
  • The Hadfield Trust
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Sir John Fisher Foundation
  • Walney Extension Community Fund

This event is aimed at small local voluntary and community groups, especially those new to the funding arena in Barrow.

Essential Volunteer Skills

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This Essential Skills session will provide volunteers with important background to their volunteering role.

The session will focus on:

  • Communication skills
  • Creating effective boundaries
  • Managing difficult situations
  • Lone working and working safely
  • Safeguarding

FREE to all volunteers*

Rebuilding Together

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Building Resilience Together Conference

Learning from Cumbria’s experience

 

Register your interest to celebrate with us the achievements and learning of the Rebuilding Together programme.

Copeland Governance Academy: Registering as a charity including a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

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The Copeland Governance Academy is about developing small groups and empowering individuals.  Increasingly, small or new organisations are encouraged to take on greater responsibilities for supporting the delivery of local services.  Funded through Copeland Community Fund, the Copeland Governance Academy can assist groups based in Copeland through the following FREE short sessions that will take place at the Whitehaven Foyer:

Blitz Data Protection

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This is a full day workshop for any individual or group in an organisation (large or small) who has responsibility for ensuring it complies with the new data protection regulations (General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR). It is practical and interactive.

By the end of the day you will:

  • Have a good understanding of what GDPR means for your organisation
  • Be able to reduce risk to your organisation and its clients
  • Know if your existing documents are correct
  • Have a personal action plan
  • Understand the rights your clients and staff have and what to do if someone exercises a right

Why you should attend: Are you not sure whether what you are doing is right?  Are you doing something? Doing nothing or very little is not an option – sooner or later the legislation will catch up with you.

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