Cheshire Community Action is funded by the Cheshire West & Chester Shared Prosperity Fund to provide free online training to volunteers running community buildings and spaces. Click on the links below to book your place:

Fundraising – What Trustees need to know

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to support and enable their organisation to fundraise effectively, legally and sustainably, and take an active role in supporting their organisation to do so.

Who is it for: Charity Trustees

Length: 1.5 hours

15th November 2023, 10.00am

10th July 2024, 10.00am

12th February 2025, 10.00am

Leadership for Trustees

This workshop will help trustees of community buildings to understand risk control, accountability, board effectiveness and good governance.

Who is it for: Charity Trustees

Length: 2 hours

15th February 2024, 10.00am

13th March 2024, 10.00am

10th April 2024, 10.00am

Advice and support to reduce energy costs

This session will be joined by experts from Utility Aid talking about how it can help you with energy contract brokerage, energy audits of your building and installing an EV charging point to generate an income for your organisation.

Who is it for: Any volunteers involved in running community buildings or spaces

Length: 1.5 hours

22nd November 2023, 10.00am

How to save energy in your community building

This workshop will give you an understanding of how to make the most of the energy you are paying for in your village hall. It will highlight the most problematic areas for loss of energy and give you advice of things you can do to help reduce that loss. It will touch on billing and meter reading and the importance of having an energy audit of your property. Different heating appliances both standard and renewable will be analysed to give you knowledge of their pros and cons. It will also provide you with some links for further reading and support.

Who is it for: Any volunteers involved in running community buildings or spaces

Length: 1.5 hours

6th February 2023, 10.00am

7th March 2023, 10.00am

Writing Successful Funding Bids

Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible with this course aimed at everyone – from the complete beginner, to someone wanting a bit of a refresher.

Who is it for: Anyone involved in writing funding applications or bids

Length: 1.5 hours

13th December 2023, 10.00am

15th May 2024, 10.00am

11th September 2024, 10.00am

15th January 2025, 10.00am

Thinking about diversification: a guide for small organisations

Thinking about diversifying your income base? Wondering which way to go, and how to take your team with you? This workshop introduces you to some of the key considerations, and offers you some tools to help you make the right decisions in line with your organisational strategy and values.

Who is it for: Leaders and Board members/Trustees of small organisations

Length: 1.5 hours

10th January 2024, 10.00am 

16th October 2024, 10.00am

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