Attendees Discussing in Groups at Our March Conference 2014


We provide learning opportunities for voluntary and community organisations.

Our courses are primarily for volunteers, paid workers, management committee members and trustees from voluntary and community organisations in Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. They’re organised in response to needs identified by you. We prioritise places at the courses for our members.

Terms and conditions

Please Note: we have recently introduced payments by card (managed via Eventbrite) for our charged-for courses and have updated our terms and conditions in relation to cancellations and refunds.

Adur and Worthing

Bookings are open on the following courses for our members in Adur and Worthing:

We prioritise places at the courses for our members and to voluntary and community organisations.

You can find all Adur and Worthing opportunities here

Find out how to join us as a member

For more information, get in touch with us on or call 01903 207735.


Brighton and Hove

Bookings are open for the following courses in Brighton and Hove:

We prioritise places at the courses for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Brighton and Hove.

Find out how to join us as a member.

For more information, get in touch with us on or 01273 234023


Previous courses

In the past, we’ve run training courses on a range of topics.

Finance and fundraising

  • How to develop a fundraising strategy
  • Beyond bid writing: other ways of raising funds
  • Meet the funder: Heritage Lottery Funds and Arts Council
  • How to complete funding application forms
  • How to find the right funder
  • Demystifying core funding
  • Meet the funder: Reaching Communities
  • Attract funding for health activities
  • Take a strategic approach to fundraising
  • Finance for small groups
  • Introduction to major donor fundraising
  • Accountancy Briefing

Legal structures

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Human resources and employment

  • Restructuring and changing contractual terms
  • Managing ill-health and disability
  • Keeping adults safe
  • Pension schemes and automatic enrolment
  • Succession planning
  • Hiring employees or taking on self-employed workers
  • Safeguarding for Volunteers and Not for Profit Groups
  • Difficult Meetings and Challenging Conversations (Develop your facilitation skills)


  • Develop your volunteering strategy
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Developing a role description
  • Effective brokerage for volunteering

Monitoring, evaluation and impact

  • Getting to groups with monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring, evaluation and impact Symposium
  • Evidencing short and one off encounters
  • Making the most of your data

Equality and inclusion

  • Equality Symposium – with a focus on the themes of privilege, ‘refugees’, Gypsies and Travellers
  • Equality Symposium – with a focus on the themes of equality leadership, gender and faith
  • Trans Awareness
  • Race and Religion Awareness
  • Disability Awareness

Social media

  • Making social media work for your group

Media and communications

  • Working with the media

Quality Assurance

  • Introduction to PQASSO


Bespoke training

We can develop and deliver bespoke training courses for your group or organisation. To find out more get in touch with us on or 01273 234023