Welcome to RedbridgeCVS Training Programme 2023/2024


We are delighted to bring you a broad-ranging programme of training – free to voluntary and community sector staff and volunteers! 

If your organisation is not already a member of RedbridgeCVS, it is easy to apply: go here

Our training is designed to increase your skills and awareness – whether you’re a volunteer or a paid worker, while enhancing organisational resilience. 

We have themed our 2023/24 training programme as follows:



  • Trustee roles & responsibilities  
  • Chairing & managing meetings with confidence  


Volunteer involvement:  

  • Good practice in volunteer management 
  • Volunteering and the law 
  • Volunteering towards employment 



  • How to apply for grant funding 
  • How to develop a fundraising strategy 



  • Safeguarding adults  
  • Safeguarding children & young people 
  • Child exploitation awareness 



  • Managing a team 
  • Handling conflict in the workplace  
  • Quick guide to project management 
  • Get started on your business plan 


Guiding principles:  

  • Equality, diversity & inclusion  
  • GDPR (data protection) refresher  
  • Introduction to information, advice & guidance  
  • Effective communication in a work environment 



  • Creating materials for publicity with Canva  
  • Planning, creating & scheduling social media content


Impact assessment:  

  • Developing a theory of change 
  • Demonstrating the impact of your work 



  • Mental health & resilience 
  • Safeguarding, safety & wellbeing essentials 
  • Confidence & assertiveness skills 


Some training is in person, others via Zoom. Please read the training requirements below, then visit our Training Calendar | RedbridgeCVS for full course details and to book your training.


Important funder requirements for course attendees

By joining our training you agree to complete our surveys. You must be a London resident aged 19+ who has been living in the UK/EU for at least 3 years. You will need to provide your full home address, and to email us a photo of one of the following IDs (you only need to do this once):

Please help us reduce non-attendance by only booking courses you’re sure you can attend, and noting the details in your calendar. Although our enrolment form is quite comprehensive in order to meet funder requirements, the next time you book you’ll only need your email address.

If you are unable to attend booked training, please inform RedbridgeCVS by email 10 working days before the course starts. RedbridgeCVS reserves the right to charge anyone a non-attendance fee of £20 for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the course starts.

Public and private sector attendees: Our scheduled courses are charged at £60 (public sector sector) and £100 (private sector) for our courses under 4 hours, or £120 (public sector sector) and £200 (private sector) for training of 4+ hours. Cancellations received 10 working days before a paid-for course starts will be refunded in full. For cancellations received between 10 and 7 working days before the course starts, the participant/organisation will receive a 50% refund. For cancellations received less than 7 working days before the course starts, the participant/organisation will be charged in full. Participants may change the named person attending the course or transfer their payment to a different course at no additional charge once within a six month period. Participants/organisations will be entitled to a full refund if RedbridgeCVS cancels a training course.


Training for just your voluntary/community group:


In addition to our planned programme, we can deliver our training specially for your group at just £180 for our courses under 4 hours or £360 for 4+ hours, either via Zoom or within Redbridge. Contact Ola for more information and availability: ola@redbridgecvs.net


Our team

RedbridgeCVS’s Community Development team brings a wealth of experience gained from many years working and volunteering across the voluntary and community sector. We understand the challenges local organisations face, as well as how to make the most of opportunities. We’re happy to give a range of advice and guidance to help boost your skills and strengthen your organisation. Contact us on 020 8553 1004 or by email:


Further learning opportunities

Redbridge Institute of Adult Education is rated “outstanding” by Ofsted,  and provides both accredited and non-accredited learning for adults and families, including progression pathways towards potential careers.  Courses range from entry level right up to Level 5, and include ESOL, English, maths, digital skills, employability, community interpreting, business, accounting, counselling, childcare, and supporting teaching & learning. For more information visit https://www.redbridge-iae.ac.uk/


Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership delivers courses about all aspects of safeguarding, including particular issues and communities, and how to implement safeguarding effectively in your organisation. For more information visit https://www.redbridgescp.org.uk/training-2/


Superhighways is a charity that supports voluntary and community organisations in all things digital. Having the right knowledge and skills is essential for charities or community groups to engage with

supporters and beneficiaries. Superhighways offers digital skills training, IT advice and systems support to help small charities and community organisations across London be more effective, raise

their profile, strengthen digital inclusion, and demonstrate their impact using digital technology. Check out Superhighways here: Digital and data skills training - Superhighways


RedbridgeCVS’s training programme is delivered in partnership with:



With funding and certification from:












London Borough of RedbridgeNHS Redbridge Clinical Commissioing GroupCity of LondonLondon CouncilsMayor of LondonSkills Funding Agency  Big Lottery