Helping to help – free training for community groups

Community groups and voluntary organisations based in Chesterfield can access a dedicated training programme – designed to help them boost their profile and support the services they offer to local people.

Thanks to external funding, and in partnership with Derbyshire Voluntary Action (DVA) and Links Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), we are delivering the new ‘Fundamentals Training Programme’ to all groups and organisations that provide services and activities to residents in Chesterfield.

Training workshops are available for a range of topics including:

  • accessing relevant grant funding and writing applications
  • recruiting and supporting volunteers to help deliver your activities
  • climate change workshops designed to help groups make greener choices when delivering your activities in the community
  • marketing and promoting your services and activities
  • health and safety advice for services and activities delivered in a community setting

Dates for the training sessions can be found below:

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Fundamentals Training for 2024 PDF (PDF 111 KB)

If you would like to find out more about the training, or book your place, please email or call 01246 959657 or 01246 959620.

The training programme is just one initiative that is benefiting from funding through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), after we were successful in securing £2.6m from the Government. It will fund initiatives up to April 2025, which are designed to improve life for local people and support local businesses.

First published on 23/05/2024 Last updated on 10/06/2024