CRE North 2019 at Event City Manchester

13th to 14th March 2019

For the first time since 2014, CRE returns to the easily-accessible Event City Manchester, for a two-day exhibition on 13-14 March 2019.

Situated next door to the Trafford Centre, the UK’s second largest shopping destination, Event City offers a purpose-built venue, excellent transport links, easy vehicle access and thousands of free parking spaces.

For these reasons, almost 200 CRE 2017 exhibitors voted overwhelmingly to return to the north west.

Already welcomed to the area by the Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev Dr David Walker, CRE North 2019 will attract visitors from as far afield as Cumbria, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and North Wales. Previous exhibitions in Manchester have attracted more than 2,500 visitors, and after a five-year absence, this two-day exhibition is eagerly anticipated.

As well as creating a place to meet church leaders and key decision-makers in the north west, CRE also provides you with a great context for networking and creative thinking with other organisations.

For more information, visit the CRE website by clicking here.

Fundraising-Hints and Tips

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Fundraising can sometimes seem confusing, even scary… but it needn’t be. This session is targeted to groups new to fundraising.

This interactive workshop will cover the basics:

> Fundraising ideas

> Planning your activities

> Resources you may need

> Your legal responsibility

Sharon Bolus, Group Development Officer, Bolton CVS will be delivering the workshop.

13th March, 2019 4:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
The Bolton Hub
Bold Street
The Bolton Hub, Bold Street
Bolton, BL1 1LS
For booking information, visit the Bolton CVS by clicking here

Strong Foundations: Legal Structures - Bolton CVS

Friday 8th February 2019

This course will explore the range of options available to groups, what each structure is suitable for plus the pros and cons associated with each. Click here to register.

This course is suitable for anyone thinking about setting up a new community project but are not sure which structure to adopt and existing committee members who want to explore alternative legal structures for their organisation.

The course will cover…

  • The range of legal structures available
  • Identifying the governing documents associated with each option
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of each structure
  • Exploring what being a board member involves and who can be one

The course will be delivered by Helen Tomlinson and Lauren McKechnie from Bolton CVS

8th February, 2019 9:30 AM   through   12:30 PM
The Hub
Bold Street

Barrow Funding Event

Thursday 7th February 2019

Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: The Forum

Address: Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH


Speak directly to funders; access essential funding information, advice and support; network with other local organisations.

Funders include Cumbria County Council, Hadfield Trust, Francis C Scott Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Big Lottery Fund, Walney Extension Community Fund, Charity Bank, BBC Children in Need, Cumbria Exchange and the Sir John Fisher Foundation.

This event is aimed at small local voluntary and community groups, especially those new to the funding arena in Barrow.

You do not need to attend for the full 2 hour session, but it is advised for you to allow at least 1 hour to make best use of your time and speak to all relevant funders.

This event is FREE* – Book your place today on one of the following sessions:

  • 10am – 12noon (Registration opens at 9.45am) *
  • 1pm – 3pm (Registration opens at 12.45pm) *

Tea and coffee (refreshments) will be provided at registration (am and pm).

For more information visit the Cumbria CVS website by clicking here

Fundraising Live 2019

Thursday 7th February 2019

Join us to celebrate Plan International’s ten-year anniversary with corporate partner Credit Suisse, learn how East Anglian Air Ambulance took their fundraising team to the next level, and access a step-by-step guide from British Heart Foundation explaining how to revolutionise your supporter engagement on a £30 budget.

Tickets to Fundraising Live give you the flexibility to select sessions from any conference stream. This means that you can tailor the sessions you or your team attend to ensure that your charity's needs are addressed.

For more information, visit the Fundraising Live 2019 webpage by clicking here (External website)

Successful Premises Management - What you need to know

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Date & Time of Training: 
23 January, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30
Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ

UK’s leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this free property workshop for not for profit organisations in partnership with Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre.

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St, Salford M6 5QQ

Workshop incl. Lunch 10am - 1.30pm,

1:1 Advice Clinic 1.30pm - 3.30pm

You will work with real life case studies from similar organisations and learn to:

  • Understand what you need from your property, to make informed decisions that support your beneficiaries
  • Apply the principles of effective maintenance management
  • Recognise and understand how to manage the risks involved in managing property
  • Let premises and manage tenants
  • Recognise opportunities to save money and generate income
  • Understand compliance and legal issues

The Ethical Property Foundation is a socially enterprising charity committed to working with others to improve the environmental and social performance of buildings. We offer independent advice and training to help charities and voluntary groups rent, buy, let or manage their property. Our vision is of a world where the use of buildings help people, the community and the planet. In February 2015, we became the sole supplier to the Charity Commission for charities requiring advice on property and land issues.

The Foundation earns its own income via commissioned advice and is also funded by a range of charitable trusts.  This enables us to offer free advice to smaller charities and community groups. We work closely with our Register of 40 property professionals who are committed to the non-profit sector and offer pro bono and discounted advice.

Alongside our property advice work, the Foundation also engages with the mainstream commercial property sector to promote ethical workplace management. The fairplace Award® recognises and celebrates good practice in the management of buildings - with people and the environment in mind.

Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre
Please quote Manchester Community Central when booking

Safeguarding for Community and Voluntary Organisations - Warrington

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

This course is for anyone that works with anyone in a charity, community or voluntary group setting as staff or a volunteer. Taken from the perspective of the worker, the course is focused on avoiding challenging situations. It looks at the present perspective of Safeguarding for Group A (frontline delivery).

There are various courses available that take safeguarding from the client's perspective, this course flips the idea around and looks at it from the 'worker's' viewpoint.  This makes the information relevant in a number of situations from planning to delivery and evaluation.  The course also features logistic and operational information to support organisations create a holistic approach to keeping everyone involved safe

The course covers:

- Current principles of Safeguarding

- Who do we Safeguard and how?

- Types of abuse and their signs and signifiers

- Practical tools and considerations

- Reporting and recording

For more information - Click here

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