Training for community building committees and staff

Training sessions and networking meetings for committee members, staff and volunteers of community buildings

‘The grant application advice and learning from others was very useful’… ‘It gave us a very good starting point for our funding task’… ‘excellent handouts’… ‘Great to meet other people in the same situation’

These are just a few things people have had to say about our recent training sessions for community building trustees, staff and volunteers. See below for details of sessions coming soon and sign up for our news bulletins to get details of new events straight to your email inbox.

Training in June

Funding Your Community Building
Thurs 20 Jun, 10:00am-12:30pm
Our office in central Winchester

This session will help you run fundraising events, apply for grants, and market your facility more effectively. If you or any of your fellow trustees / staff could do with some input on these issues then download the booking form below.

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If you book by 2:00pm on 11 Jun, places cost just £25 for Action Hampshire members and £35 for non-members. Feel free to contact us if you’d like more details about the session. You can email Kevin Sawers or call him on 01962 857358.

Community buildings forums

We work with the Councils of Voluntary Service and district / borough councils across Hampshire to run regular events where you can meet and share ideas with other people running community halls and centres. Here is what’s happening over the coming months:

Basingstoke & Deane, Hart, Rushmoor
Next meeting to be confirmed
Email Kevin Sawers or call 01962 857358
East Hampshire, Havant, Winchester
Next meeting to be confirmed
Email Gary Davis at Community First
Eastleigh
Next meeting to be confirmed
Email Rachel Webb at OneCommunity
Fareham
Weds 26 Jun, 10:00am-12 noon at Bursledon Brickworks Museum near Fareham
Email Rachel Webb at OneCommunity
Gosport
Weds 26 Jun, 10:00am-1:00pm at 5th & 12th Gosport Scouts HQ, St Luke’s Road.
See Gosport Voluntary Action’s website or email Daniel Frampton
Hart
See Basingstoke & Deane, above
Havant
See East Hampshire, above
New Forest
Mon 10 Jun, 2:00-4:00pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall
Email Debbie Grace at Community First New Forest
Rushmoor
See Basingstoke & Deane, above
Test Valley
Weds 26 Jun, 7:30-9:30pm – venue to be confirmed
Email Mandie Taylor at Test Valley Borough Council
Winchester
See East Hampshire, above

Online networking

You can also connect online with your peers – sharing ideas, experiences, and difficulties with other people involved in running a community building. We have paid for a subscription to the Basecamp online discussion website so you can communicate directly with community hall trustees and staff across the Hampshire area. Just send us a quick email and we’ll invite you to join, completely free of charge.

Tell us what training you need

Suggestions for training topics

Please let us know what training your organisation needs. Also tell us if you know anyone who could offer their expertise (ideally free of charge) on an issue of relevance to community buildings. Email us or call 01962 857358. Thank you.

Tailored training at your venue

A training session with people from other organisations can give great networking and information sharing opportunities. But you might prefer us to come to you, to run a session at a time that suits you and covering the exact topics you want. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Funding: grant applications, fundraising events, and more
  • Should our charity incorporate – pros and cons, and an overview of the process
  • Your role and responsibilities as a committee member

Email Kevin Sawers or call 01962 857358 to discuss your committee and staff team’s needs. We will work out how much time the session or meeting is likely to take and then give you a quotation.