On this page you will find details of training courses for you and your organisation. Simply follow the links below.


All C3SC training takes place at our offices in Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5FH, unless stated otherwise.


Gaining a Legal Structure (How to Incorporate)
Tuesday 24th October from 9.30am to 1.30pm
 

The aim of this course to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of incorporation and the implications for their organisation if they decide to become incorporated. This course takes you through the different types of incorporated structures available for a voluntary organisation and will provide you with an understanding of the work involved in becoming incorporated.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • understand what incorporation means for a voluntary organisation
  • explore the different incorporated structures
  • know of the implications of setting up and running an incorporated organisation
  • understand the key components of a Memorandum and Articles of Association

Ideal for: Trustees, board members, committee members and staff of voluntary organisations in Wales who are considering becoming an incorporated organisation

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Getting Fit for Fundraising
Thursday 26th October from 10am to 4pm
 

The aim of this course is to improve the understanding of heritage organisations of the key issues to consider before beginning to fundraise. The course will cover ‘What is fundraising?’, the different sources of fundraised income, and best practice in fundraising. It will outline roles and responsibilities in relation to fundraising and enable you to assess whether your organisation is ‘fit for fundraising’. It will provide an introduction to developing a fundraising strategy and the key stages in the fundraising cycle: establishing a case for support; research and segmentation; developing and implementing the plan; and research and evaluation.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by fundraising and the different sources of fundraised income
  • Understand the legal requirements and best practice in relation to fundraising
  • Be able to decide whether their organisation is fit for purpose
  • Appreciate the skills and approaches required to fundraise
  • Understand the fundraising planning cycle

Ideal for: those that are new to fundraising and/or thinking about implementing fundraising in their organisation for the first time.

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An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Thursday 2nd November from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Delivered in partnership with Children in Wales.

Venue: Children in Wales, 25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ

A half-day course aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with children and young people in a wide range of workplace and community settings. The purpose of the training is to give participants confidence and essential knowledge on how to safeguard the children and young people in their environment.

As a result of the training participants will:

  • Learn about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Understand the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Understand how to safeguard children, young people and practitioners in a work setting
  • Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse
  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or neglected
  • Be able to describe the principles and boundaries of confidentiality and when to share information

Please note: This training is provided free of charge by C3SC.  Priority booking will be given to organisations who qualify for free training under our pricing policy (see section below).  Other organisations wishing to attend, please contact Natasha Applasamy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on (029) 2048 5722.


Community Resilience
Tuesday 7th November from 10.30am to 1pm
 

Are you community resilient?

A definition of community resilience is given as: - Communities and individuals harnessing local resources and expertise to help themselves in an emergency, in a way that complements the response of the emergency services. C3SC in partnership with Cardiff Council are giving member organisations an opportunity to help you become more resilient, whereby you and your community can complement the work of local emergency responders and reduce the impact of an emergency on your community. You will have an opportunity you explore how Resilient Communities: -

  • Work in partnership with the emergency services, their local authority and other relevant organisations before, during and after an emergency.
  • Consist of resilient individuals who have taken steps to make their homes and families more resilient.
  • Use their existing skills, knowledge and resources to prepare for, and deal with, the consequences of emergencies or major incidents.
  • Have members who take an interest in their environment and act in the interest of the community.

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Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on (029) 2048 5722.


Being a Trustee

Wednesday 8th November from 10am to 4pm

 

The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee and what it means in practice. Being a trustee is a responsible voluntary role and one that comes with duties and responsibilities. This course will take you through the legal responsibilities you have when you are a trustee as well as your role and the responsibilities you have towards your organisation.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • understand what it means to be a trustee, who can be one and what roles and responsibilities trustees may have
  • appreciate what trustees can be liable for, and know how to limit potential risks
  • understand the principles of good governance, the roles of specific officers, and the difference between a trustee board and its subcommittees
  • have an overview of what is needed for effective trustee recruitment and induction

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First Aid – Emergency Life Support  FREE for everyone
Tuesday 21st November from 9.30 to 1.45pm FULLY BOOKED
 

Delivered in partnership with St John’s Ambulance.

The course covers:

  • Bleeding – Severe
  • Chest pains
  • Choking
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Primary Survey
  • Resuscitation
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Shock

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Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 30th November from 10am to 4pm
 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity to master new techniques to develop and write successful funding bids.The funding environment is becoming more and more competitive with most funders receiving thousands of requests for support each year. It is therefore vital that your funding bids stand out from the crowd! This training course will help you learn how to improve your funding bids by adopting a structured approach to the planning and writing of your future applications.

 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the current funding climate in Wales and its impact on funders
  • review their current approach of developing a bid
  • apply new tools and techniques to give their bids a winning ‘edge’
  • understand and meet the expectations of funders

Ideal for: This course is intended for those with little to no experience in writing funding bids, wanting to further develop their knowledge and skills to produce compelling funding bids.

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How to Organise and Run your AGM
Wednesday 6th December from 9.30am to 1.30pm
 

The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the purpose, rules and requirements of holding an effective Annual General Meeting. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a formal meeting held once a year and is a legal requirement for those voluntary organisations that have company status. This meeting is also a great opportunity for you to communicate with volunteers, members, staff, funders and other key stakeholders about your key successes. This course will provide you with the formal information relating to how to structure your AGM so that you can get the most out of this annual opportunity to showcase your organisation’s achievements.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • understand the annual cycle of governance
  • understand the requirements for financial accounting and audit
  • understand how to organise and run an AGM

Ideal for: trustees, board members, committee members and staff of voluntary organisations in Wales.

Book online

Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on (029) 2048 5722.


Price of training (unless indicated otherwise):

C3SC or CVC organisational member with annual income below £25,000: FREE

C3SC or CVC organisational member with annual income of £25,000 or above: £20 half day; £40 full day

Individual member: £20 half day; £40 full day

Non-member voluntary organisation: £40 half day; £80 full day

Statutory organisation: £60 half day; £120 full day

* C3SC charges a fee for courses delivered by an external training provider to enable us to cover our costs.

Please note: there will be a standard charge of £20 for any cancellations made less than 5 working days before the course date. Cancellations made within 3 working days of the course will incur the full charge (or a minimum of £20). Participants who have booked but do not attend a training course without first notifying C3SC will also incur the full charge. See above for details of fees.


To book your place, please complete the online training booking form or download a booking form from the website. Alternatively, call us on (029) 2048 5722 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - please have your C3SC membership number at hand when you contact us.

C3SC can also offer bespoke training. Please get in touch to find out more.


Is your organisation looking for current funding opportunities? Then visit our popular page at www.c3sc.org.uk/support/funding/current-funding


Safeguarding training (run by Cardiff Council)

- email SCWDP at Cardiff Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 029 2087 1111