Finding Funding and Creating Good Funding Bids

25 July 2019

 from 16.00 - 19.30

Location: The Hub, High St, Cambourne CB23 6GW

Part 1 (4pm to 5.45pm): Making good funding applications

Essential guidance on making funding applications for small and medium sized voluntary community groups including identifying evidence of need and writing clear outcomes.

refreshments & networking

Part 2 (6.00pm to 7.30pm): Guidance on fundraising

After refreshments and the opportunity to network there will be the chance to hear from John Lewis & Partners about their community funding, South Cambs Community Grants and Living Sports on the funds that they administer and advise on relating to community well-being and sports.

Volunteer Managers’ Forum (free to community groups)

13 June 2019

 from 12.00pm-2.00pm

Location: 16 - 18 Arbury Court Cambridge CB4 2JQ

This is an opportunity to meet to discuss common issues and share best practice. The emphasis is on peer support and learning from the collective expertise in the room as well as looking at policy updates, issues and initiatives around volunteering.

The next forum will take place at our office in Arbury Court on 13th June noon to 2pm 2019 please contact enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk for more information.  You are welcome to bring your lunch with you and we will provide refreshments.

Our last forum held in April 2019 feedback the latest research on Employee Supported Volunteering.  The forum is open to anyone who manages volunteers and attracts a broad range of organisations from those just starting out to established charities with 500 plus volunteers.

Funding for Community Groups, Sports Clubs and Social Enterprises in and around Soham

15 July 2019

 from 16.00 - 19.30

Location: Walter Gidney Pavilion, Fountain Lane, Soham CB7 5PL

All you need to know about fundraising for community groups, clubs, sports groups, charities & social enterprises.

This FREE event is in two parts. You can book to attend both or just one part.

Part 1: 4pm to 5:45pm. Writing successful funding applications

Essential guidance on making funding applications for groups, including identifying evidence of need and writing clear outcomes.

5:45pm Refreshments

Part 2: 6pm to 7:30pm. Guidance from funders

A chance to hear from funders about what they are looking for in applications.

Please click here to book for one or both sessions. By registering for this course you agree to abide by the Support Cambridgeshire Cancellation Policy

Legal Issues for Volunteer Managers

9 July 2019

 from 9.30am to 1.00pm

Location: 16 - 18 Arbury Court Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Why should I come along?

The workshop and handouts will give you a concise and engaging review of the information you need to help your organisation meet its legal obligations to your volunteers.

Who is this workshop for?

Volunteer managers, who are looking to refresh their existing knowledge, or those looking to build their competence and confidence in meeting legal requirements.

What will you learn?

  • Importance of differentiating volunteer roles from employment and avoiding creating a contract
  • Correct handling of volunteer expenses
  • The steps to ensure only suitable people are taken on to volunteer particularly when working with children and adults at risk of abuse
  • To gain an overview of aspects of lone working, insurance for volunteers and copyright
  • Where to go for further information

The information provided in the workshop is not intended to be a full statement of the law. You should always get professional advice specific to your own organisation

By registering for this course you agree to abide by the CCVS Cancellation Policy

This Course is free to CCVS and Hunts Forum members

This course will be delivered by Chris Trevorrow CCVS development worker

Eventbrite - Legal issues for volunteer managers

Food 4 Thought with a Slice of Orange….

22 May 2019

 from 1pm to 3.30pm

Location: Wood Green Animal Shelter (The Margaret Young Room) Kings Bush Farm Godmanchester PE29 2HN

Join Support Cambridgeshire for a 2 hour session with internationally renowned public speaker and Amazon top 10 best selling author:

The Speaker with the Orange Tie (AKA Steve Beckles - Ebusua) - http://www.thespeakerwiththeorangetie.com/

As a run up to National Volunteer Week (taking place between the 1st and the 7th June 2019) listen to Steve's views on Leadership and how that can be translated into volunteers and the world of volunteering.

It's sure to be a fun packed and thought provoking 2 hours (apparently Steve brings the Juice) - starting with a light buffet lunch between 1pm and 1.30pm.

Steve takes the stage at 1.30pm through to 3.30pm - so hang on to your hats..!!

This event is limited to 40 spaces only so book early to guarantee a place - contact russell@huntsforum.org.uk

See Steve in action: http://www.thespeakerwiththeorangetie.com/steve-in-action/

Steve is brought to you through funding from Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council under the Support Cambridgeshire programme.

Learn more about the Military Covenant

12 September 2019

 from 12noon to 2.30pm

Location: The Maple Centre, 6 Oak Tree Drive, Huntiongdon PE29 7HN

This network session explores the world of the Military Covenant.

If you provide a service to ex -serving personnel or staff in service, or are interested in finding out about funding for providing military support projects then this session is for you.

The Armed Forces Covenant training will provide:

  • An insight into military life and the unique circumstances it can create.
  • Details of the Covenant at a national, regional and local level.
  • What you can do to support and what it can do for you.
  • Signposting and working with the Armed Forces Family.
  • Funding opportunities and projects.
  • How to become a Forces Friendly organisation.

This session is FREE to any community organisation, village hall or local council across Cambridgeshire.

A buffet lunch is provided at 12 noon and the session will start promptly at 12.30pm.

If you wish to book a space please contact russell@huntsforum.org.uk

This session is being run by Vikki Barr, The Armed Forces Development Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Volunteer Leadership Training

27 April 2019

 from 10am to 4.30pm

Location: C3 Church, Brooks Road Cambridge CB1 3HR

On Saturday 27th April 2019 Cinnamon Network will be running its highly successful Volunteer Leadership training at C3 Church in Cambridge.

The training is open to church-based volunteers and is FREE to attend.

Cinnamon Leadership Training is not for ‘experts’, neither is it limited to church leaders but is open to anyone, from social activists to community leaders and to those interested in developing the capacity and skills needed to lead more effectively.

The course comprises four modules:

  • Leading Confidently.
  • Building your Team.
  • Promotions & Partnerships.
  • Fundraising & Evaluation.

To find out more visit their website: https://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/clt/

The session is limited to 30 places so please make sure to book early. To register go to: https://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/clt-booking/

Volunteer Managers Forum

28 March 2019

 from 12 Noon to 2pm

Location: Cambridge CVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Join Cambridge CVS at their next Volunteer Managers Forum: This is an opportunity to meet to discuss common issues and share best practice.

The emphasis is on peer support and learning from the collective expertise in the room as well as looking at policy updates, issues and initiatives around volunteering.

Cambridge CVS last held a forum in January of 2019 which looked at the latest research from the NCVO on volunteer experiences and feedback on the Association of Volunteer Managers' conference.  The forum is open to anyone who manages volunteers and attracts a broad range of organisations from those just starting out to established charities with 500 plus volunteers.

You are welcome to bring your lunch with you and we will provide refreshments.

please contact enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk for more information or to book your space.

Funding opportunities for Fenland

27 March 2019

 from 10.30am to 1.30pm

Location: Wisbech Town Chambers, The North Brink Wisbech PE13 1JR

Funding opportunities for Fenland community groups, clubs, charities & social enterprises.

Join Cambridge CVS at this FREE event where a series of short briefings will take place by representatives of the various funds followed by an opportunity to chat informally with them about your ideas & plans.

Funders attending include:

· Heritage Lottery Fund

· Big Lottery Fund

· Living Sport

· CLLD (community Led Local development Fund)

· John Lewis Partnership

· Healthy Fenland Fund

· Tesco Bags of Help

To book your space at this event click here:

Trailblazer Motivational Training

1 April 2019

 to 31 May 2019

 from 9.30am to 4.00pm

Location: Various throughout the County

The Trailblazer Project invites organisations to attend a series of Free sessions on the subject of motivational change.

This change will help organisations to prevent homelessness and support vulnerable people.

For more information and for course locations click here:

Please note that lunch is not provided.

Please email trailblazer@fenland.gov.uk to book your place. Please indicate the date you wish to attend.

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