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Support for groups - free training and events

This page aims to keep you up-to-date with useful info about training opportunites and events inside Westminster and more widely throughout London. Also make sure to check the funding opportunities page for an updated list of local and London-wide funding opportunties.

One Westminster can also help your organisation through the Online Resources section of this website and through our staff team.

TRAINING AND EVENTS

TRAINING AND EVENTS

NCVO ONLINE STUDYZONE

NCVO ONLINE STUDYZONE

Studyzone is an online hub of video e-learning courses for the voluntary sector. You can study at your own pace, anywhere, anytime. Studyzone is completely free to NCVO members and available by subscription or to buy.

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FINANCE TRAINING FOR SMALL CHARITIES

FINANCE TRAINING FOR SMALL CHARITIES

CFG’s Small Charities Programme delivers affordable, relevant, useful financial training and free downloadable resources, aimed at supporting small charities in different locations across England and Wales.

  • A small charity is defined as a charity whose annual income is £1million or less.
  • Each half-day session costs just £20. All money raised will go into a travel bursary fund for micro charities.

The objective is to help small charities manage their finances more effectively, enabling them to deliver better services to current and future beneficiaries.

The programme will be rolled out from January 2017 and is open to all small charities across England and Wales.

Resources, practical tools and templates are free to download from the Small Charities Programme website. Training will take place in London and regional hubs and will cover five areas, in half-day sessions:

  • Budgets, management accounts and cash flow forecasting
  • How to prepare your reporting
  • Introduction to paying people
  • Bank accounts, outsourcing, accounting principles and managing risk
  • Gift Aid, trading and VAT

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COMMUNICATING IMPACT: HOW TO SHOW YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

COMMUNICATING IMPACT: HOW TO SHOW YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Thursday 25 January

09:00 – 13:00

The Drum at Wembley, Engineers Way, Wembley, London, HA9 0FJ

4in10 is starting the new year with a series of free training events to help you demonstrate the impact of the work you do. 

This free, half day training session will cover practical ways to measure outcomes, why it is useful to do so and look at best practice examples of ways to communicate how your work relates to poverty and demonstrate the difference you are making to the lives of those living in it. 

Why is it useful to collect data and measure the outcomes of your work? How can small to medium sized charities record impact in a meaningful and efficient manner to engage funders and new audiences?

The session will be delivered by experienced consultant Rose De Paeztron.

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NEW CHARITY GOVERNANCE CODE BRIEFING

NEW CHARITY GOVERNANCE CODE BRIEFING

Tuesday 30 January

6.15 - 7.30pm

Comm Rm 1, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

Hear about this practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance.

A new edition of the Charity Governance Code was published in 2017. Rosie Champman, who was chair of the cross-sector steering group that developed the code, will be providing a short briefing to tell us all about it. In it she will:

  • discuss the thinking behind the new Charity Governance Code
  • highlight some of the Code’s key features
  • discuss how it might and is being used.

You can read all about the code and download a copy here.

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GETTING IN SHAPE FOR 2018 - HELP YOUR CHARITY TO STAY COMPLIANT

 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

16:45 – 18:00

7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make. During this seminar a panel of experts from Russell-Cooke Solicitors team will provide an overview of recent developments in charity law and look at what lies ahead for the rest of the year, including:

  • priorities for good governance
  • HR and employment
  • regulation of charities
  • implications of Brexit
  • data protection

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DATA PROTECTION FOR CHARITIES - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GDPR

DATA PROTECTION FOR CHARITIES - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GDPR

Tuesday 27 February 2018

16:45 – 18:00

7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and most charities will need to make some changes to comply.

Carla Whalen and Victoria Ehmann, associates of Russell-Cooke Solicitors will present an introduction to the GDPR, touching upon:

  • new concepts and approaches in the GDPR
  • conditions for processing personal data, including consent and legitimate interests
  • individual rights, including privacy notices and subject access requests
  • new obligations on data processors
  • data breach reporting obligations

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AVOIDING AN HR CRISIS FOR CHARITIES

AVOIDING AN HR CRISIS FOR CHARITIES

Wednesday 14 March 2018

16:45 – 18:00

7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS

Workplace management can be challenging and most employers will have to deal with tough HR issues from time to time - from difficult conversations about performance to fraught employee relationships, sensitive grievance investigations and complex restructures.

Russell-Cooke charity employment lawyers know that issues which go unaddressed or aren't properly managed can result in significant costs and potential reputational damage.

Jane Klauber and Carla Whalen will draw on their experiences as employment advisers to charities to provide tips and recommendations on how to avoid a common HR problem turning into an HR crisis.

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