Don’t miss upcoming FREE Training from Sefton CVS (starting Friday 20th July)

Please see below for the latest FREE training opportunities from Sefton CVS. To book your place at any of the sessions below, please email or click here to book your place online.

An Introduction to Good Practice for Fundraising

Friday 20th July 2018
Aimed at new and developing groups this workshop will give you guidance and the basic tools to organise a successful fundraising strategy.  The content includes fundraising strategies, policies and organisational capacity.  We will show you how to understand the priorities of the funders, how to prepare to write your bid, how to engage with key stakeholders and the best approach to a successful fundraising campaign.  This workshop will show you how to take account of internal time/costs and external costs.  Also how to consider results, contingencies and expectations.

Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

An Introduction to Effective Governance and Leadership

Monday 23rd July 2018
The pathway to sustainable development is effective governance and good leadership.  This half day workshop will give you the tools you need to support to you implement good policies and practice to enhance the governance in your organisation.  You will learn agile solutions for your leadership problems and enhance your confidence in managing and leading your organisation. Content includes: decision making processes, responsiveness, accountability, managing stakeholders, organisational structures and effective action planning.

Time: 1pm -4pm.
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Domestic Abuse Masterclass

Tuesday 24th July 2018
Info: This masterclass will cover a brief outline on the following topics:

  • What is Domestic Abuse?
  • Consider the impact on Victims, Children and Young People.
  • What works well
  • Referral pathways

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Tutor: Germaine Fryer – SWACA
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

An Introduction to Planning and Managing Events

Friday 27th July 2018
Info: This workshop will walk you through the essential steps to planning a successful event.  It will give you the tools to help you develop your event goals and objectives, organise a team, plan, brand and create a marketing plan and how to evaluate your event.  It will help you to understand what you can realistically achieve with your time and everything else involved in planning and running an event.

Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Sefton CVS Group Development Team: Support for local organisations #LocalCharitiesDay

At Sefton CVS we love to support to local charities to help them to achieve their aims.

In you are a charity based in Sefton then our Group Development team can work with you to help you to identify your needs.  Some of the services that the Group Development team offer include:

  • Governance and leadership support
  • Training and skills development
  • Financial planning and management
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Organisational health checks
  • Funding advice

We are always keen to work with a wide range of organisations, so if you are a Sefton based charity, we would love to hear from you. Please email for more information.

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Sian Martin-Baez (Group Development Officer) and Tony Nicholls (Funding & Sustainability Manager)

Key activities of the Group Development Team during 2016/17 included:

  • Handling 1,165 intensive cases of capacity building and customised support with 280 VCF sector organisations, 64 per cent of them groups with an annual income under £100k.
  • Supporting 31 potential new groups, with 14 going forward as new charity and enterprise start-ups.
  • Hosting three sessions with the Charity Commission to give charity trustees the opportunity to provide feedback on the development of their services, in particular a new online portal.
  • Developing a new suite of policy and procedures templates available free on the CVS website.
  • Providing bespoke board development training on key issues such as developing a constitution, strategy, governance and partnership development to organisations including the Dockland Trail, Kindfulness Coffee Club, Formby Pool Trust, Southport Classic Parks Network, Formby Befriending Scheme, Age Concern Crosby, the Fillies Girls Football Club and Maghull in Bloom.
  • Providing intensive support to the newly developed charity Veterans in Sefton.