Upcoming CVS Training

Free and low-cost training for the Cheshire East voluntary community faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector.

If you would like to expand the skills, knowledge, abilities and agility of your team we've got you covered. We at CVS provide a variety of expert-led training opportunities, from requisite or essential training for people working or volunteering in the sector to specialist training in fields like grant writing and trusteeship. We hold both in-person and virtual training sessions (details found in each training description). All our currently available training dates are listed below.

Foundation for Funding Support

  • Are you struggling with funding?
  • Is your team more reactive than proactive?
  • Are there developments that you never have time to implement? 

As part of the CVS service we offer all members guidance on building a strong foundation for funding, this includes looking critically at your organisation and developing your strategic plan. Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to find out more.

If you would like an in-depth look at your strategy we offer paid-for consultancy services which can read more about here; Paid For Services.

Bespoke Training Sessions

Does your team need training as a group?

We can provide bespoke training sessions for your organisation. Bespoke sessions can be virtual or in-person or at a venue and times that are suitable for you.

The cost of private sessions is £150 for an introductory session (2 hours) or £250 for an advanced course (4-5 hours). Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to arrange a session.

 VCFSE Essentials Course

£150 for half day session

Do your volunteers and staff have the essential training to work in the VCFSE sector? This private half day course will guide you through the basic training for working or volunteering in the sector and will enable your team to work compliantly. It is also useful refresher training. Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to book a session at a day and time suitable for you.

Modules include the 5 topics below, but we can also cover other topics (e.g., GDPR) and adjust the content to match your team’s needs.

  • Safeguarding
  • Boundaries
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Cyber security

Training Dates

Delivered Virtually

 Specialist Training

Introduction to Volunteer Management - Tuesday 12th December, 10am-12pm on Zoom

Tuesday 12 December 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This short session is aimed at people who are new to managing volunteers or involving volunteers in their organisation. Is your organisation volunteer ready? Come along and find out more about how you can prepare your organisation to effectively involve volunteers.