We have been made aware of several sets of online training, or webinars, aimed at organisations in the voluntary sector.

Some of these may become oversubscribed, so if you are interested, book soon.


Writing successful funding bids (for orgs supporting women)

The Ministry of Justice has funded places on this training for small, specialist women’s organisations that offer support to those in the criminal justice system.

17 June – 10.30-2.30 – online – free – via CLINKS. Check eligibility and register here.

Other events organised by CLINKS can be found here, for organisations working in the criminal justice sector.


Free taster sessions on bid-writing

The Marsha Miles consultancy will be holding free online bid writing taster sessions:

  • Wednesday 3rd June: the first 30 minute Bid Writing taster session will cover Trusts & Foundations: Current funding environment, Preparing to bid, Writing the bid, When it goes wrong, When you succeed, Tools and support, along with an opportunity for Q & A.
  • Wednesday 17 June: the second 30-minute taster session will focus on Tenders & Contracts: Where to find opportunities, how to break down the bidding process, what policies and reporting processes you should have in place, effective project planning and much more.

Book via the Marsha Mills website.

Trustees /CEOs training

NCVO support for small charities

The NCVO has a range of webinars that will provide useful information for small charities, including

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 – the key implications for charities and voluntary organisations

2 June, 10.00.  NCVO plus legal experts from Bates Wells to explain the details of this important new piece of legislation.

Board leadership: Supporting your charity through the next phase of the pandemic 

5 June, 11.00. The role of the chair and board, the challenges and opportunities of lockdown easing, and tips/resources on planning for change.

Building organisational resilience: things for small charities to consider

17 June, 14.00. Join the NCVO during #SmallCharityWeek to learn about the key characteristics of a resilient organisation, and tips on how to become one.


Association of Chairs webinars

The Association of Chairs is running a series of webinars support small charity Chairs through the pandemic, along with online peer and expert support surgeries.  You can access their programme of events here, along with their resource bank.


Trustees courses

Civil Society has launched a series of courses aimed at Trustees, covering finance, the role of the trustee, and digital skills.  These courses are 1 or 2-day online training, and cost £119 per course.  You can find our more via the Civil Society website (this course has links to the others).


Fuel poverty

Vulnerability in the Energy Market

National Energy Action is offering a free webinar, which will look at how fuel suppliers, Distribution Network Operators, Gas Distribution Network Companies and Ofgem define vulnerability and the support on offer, such as the Priority Services Register.

Webinars are delivered live by our expert tutors to small groups to ensure a good level of interaction and support for learners. Free places are available to frontline staff and volunteers from non-commercial organisations that regularly encounter those in or at risk of fuel poverty.
This webinar will be delivered on several dates:
16 June 2020 (9:30am – 11:00am)
17 June 2020 (2:00pm – 3:30pm)
22 June 2020 (2:00pm – 3:30pm)
25 June 2020 (9:30am – 11:00am)
3 July 2020 (9:30am – 11:00am)
6 July 2020 (2:00pm – 3:30pm)
For more information, and to register, see the NEA website.

Health and wellbeing

The Inclusivity Project – Health and the workplace

The Inclusivity Project is hosting some short online discussions exploring health and the workplace. Topics include mental health among Cornwall’s business community (tomorrow), innovation funding and how to access it (Wednesday 3 June), the ways that work is changing due to coronavirus (9 June), and what these changes mean for accessibility and inclusion (16 June).

Full details and registration are on Eventbrite.