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.


Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids

 

Thursday 28th September from 10am till 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 experienced bid writers wanting to further develop their knowledge and skills to produce compelling funding bids. It is NOT suitable for those with little or no previous experience of grant funding.

Book online

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


Gaining a Legal Structure (How to Incorporate)

Tuesday 24th October from 9.30am till 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

Book online

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


Getting Fit for Fundraising

Thursday 26th October from 10am till 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.

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.


Being a Trustee

 

Wednesday 8th November from 10am till 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

Ideal for: individuals who are new to the role of trustee, or who are considering taking up this role within a charity

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.


First Aid – Emergency Life Support  FREE for everyone

Thursday 21st Novemeber from 9.30 till 1.45pm

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

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.


Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids

Thursday 30th November from 10am till 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 experienced bid writers wanting to further develop their knowledge and skills to produce compelling funding bids. It is NOT suitable for those with little or no previous experience of grant funding.

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.


How to Organise and Run your AGM

Wednesday 6th December from 9.30am till 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) 2078 8428.

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