Training workshops

Effective Business Planning

20 February 2018

| 9.30 - 13.00

CCVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Gain the skills and knowledge for business planning to ensure your voluntary organisation is able to achieve its objectives and remain on target.

Free to CCVS and Hunts Forum members, £60 for non-members. Click here to book.

Community Organising Workshop

21 February 2018

| 10.00 - 16.30

Huntingdon Library Meeting Room 2, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA

Are you looking for better ways to motivate people to get involved in their communities? Are you concerned about what’s going wrong in society? Do you want to help people to work together to make a change?

Community Organisers Ltd is offering Support Cambridgeshire a one-day taster session, 10am to 4pm on 21 February. The training introduces you to the foundations of community organising – genuine, effective listening which sparks dialogue and explores motivations, an analysis of power in community and how to build it, and an exploration of how to organise and motivate people to take effective action together to address common concerns. This training is designed for anyone who has an interest in engaging with communities: community activists, voluntary group leaders, politicians, community development workers and anyone who wants to bring about social change. It’s a chance to take a step back and examine how we engage with communities.

If you think you might be interested please email Russell at

Cambourne Community Event

21 February 2018

| 16.00 - 20.00

The Hub, High St, Cambourne CB23 6GW

Are you a community group, sports club or charity looking for guidance? Could your group use some extra funds? CCVS is hosting a 2 part event: You can book to attend both or just one part.

  • 4-6pm: Duties of trustees training
  • 6-6:30pm: Refreshments and networking
  • 6:30-8pm: Guidance on fundraising

To book call 01223 464696 or email

How to become a Dementia Friend – St Ives

Start date: 5 February 2018

End date: 26 February 2018

| 11am - 1pm

Various Locations

The St Ives Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group are keen to show as many people as possible about how to become a Dementia Friend. So if you live in St Ives this may be worth a view.

You will need to attend a fun and interactive 45 minute session provided by a Dementia Friends Champion.

You can learn more about the condition, and how to relate well to a person living with dementia.

As a result, you will make a small pledge to put your newly acquired knowledge to good use.

Current Sessions are as follows:

Monday the 5th February 2018 at the St Ives Corn Exchange at 11am.

Monday the 26th February 2018 at the Crossways Christian Centre in Ramsey Road at 1pm.

To book your place contact Ian Jackson on 01480 385999 or at

Inclusive Volunteering

13 March 2018

| 9.30 - 16.00

CCVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Improve your knowledge of inclusive volunteering and learned practical ways to implement an inclusive volunteering policy. Learn how to support your organisation’s equal opportunities policy, how to break down real and perceived barriers and promote best practice.

Free to CCVS and Hunts Forum members, £60 for non-members. Click here to book.

Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3

15 March 2018

| 9.30 - 16.30

CCVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

This course is nationally recognised and meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations. It is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller and low-risk working environments.

£50 for CCVS members, £65 for non-members. Registration is usually limited to two bookings per member organisation. Please contact CCVS if you require more spaces. Click here to book.

Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance Workshops

Start date: 18 January 2018

End date: 15 March 2018

| 9am to 1pm

Various Locations

The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance will be holding a series of Domestic Abuse workshops across the County between the 18th January and the 15th March 2018.

These workshops are open to all housing providers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and are free to attend.

Broad Leas St Ives:

18th January 2018 9am – 11.30am (Policy and Procedure)

1st February 2018 9am – 11.30am (Case Management)

Peterborough Town Hall:

8th February 2018 9.30am – 12pm (Policy and Procedure)

22nd February 2018 9.30am – 12pm (Case Management)

22nd March 2018 9.30am – 12pm (Perpetrator Management)

Bargroves St Neots:

1st March 2018 9am – 1pm (Risk Management)

8th March 2018 9am – 1pm (Equality and Diversity)

CPDC Cambridge:

15th March 2018 9.30am -1pm (Risk Management)

Please book your free space by contacting

Health & Safety Awareness Training

21 March 2018

| 9.30 - 12.30

The Maple Centre, Huntingdon PE29 7HN

An overview of health & safety issues in the workplace, including legal responsibilities, risk assessments, accident/incident reporting, manual handling and personal safety. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all staff following completion of a multiple choice test

Free for CCVS and Hunts Forum members, £40 for non-members. To book email or call 01480 420601.

Measuring the Difference: an Introduction to Social Impact

22 March 2018

| 9.30 - 13.00

CCVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Social impact is the difference your organisation makes. Increasingly you need to be able to measure and communicate the impact of your organisation’s work to funders, trustees, clients and your own staff to demonstrate that your organisation is delivering the best possible service. The course is aimed at those working or volunteering in small groups.

Free for CCVS and Hunts Forum members, £60 for non-members. Click here to book.

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Roadshow

Start date: 27 February 2018

End date: 27 March 2018

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, but not everyone feels confident they know what they should do.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board are holding a FREE Safeguarding Awareness Roadshow throughout the month of March for frontline staff looking to understand what Safeguarding means and what they need to know and do.

The sessions will cover:

  • What safeguarding is
  • Who is an adult with safeguarding needs
  • What you should do if you think someone is being abused

Please click here to see all the dates and locations and to book your place.