Training & Events

All the training courses we offer are detailed below – and we can also arrange bespoke training on request. Please email training@vas-swindon.org or call us on 01793 538398 to discuss.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification can also be arranged on request – please get in touch to discuss costs and your requirements.

Getting your message across well online has never been more important – today we focus on what is most important for a great online presence It’s a maze! With so many ways to get your messages out online – email, social media, websites, and everything always changing. Today we are …Read More »
Whilst CICs and CIOs are becoming more popular, cooperatives offer many legal, democratic and financial advantages. Find out how. Though the history of cooperatives goes back to the eighteenth century, these legal structures still offer many advantages for community groups and organisations looking to the future. Jo White, Executive Director …Read More »
It’s voluntary but it’s still business. Find out about advice and support that can help sustain and grow your organisation. Even the smallest voluntary group is a business in some ways – there is money in and money out, communication with different audiences, plans to grow and rules to monitor. …Read More »
What to think about when applying to the National Lottery Community Fund The National Lottery Community Fund is one of the biggest and most accessible grant funding programmes – often a first stop for charities and voluntary organisations looking for support. Today we hear from Hannah Litherland, Funding Officer at …Read More »