Affordable, local training covering a range of topics to help your community group or organisation thrive!


Succesful Funding Applications- Getting the Most out of your Funding Bids
Join us for this half day workshop to find out how you can improve your funding applications. We'll be looking how to identify the best funding stream for your organisation, where to find funding, how to fit into the funding criteria, clarifying outcomes and measuring impact, and how to stand out from the crowd. All attendees will recieve a free, bespoke funding search following the training.
Wednesday 16th October | 1.30pm to 4.30pm | Taunton | £35 Admission | find out more and book

Free Voluntary Sector Forum for South Somerset Groups
Join us for our next voluntary sector forum for South Somerset groups. We'll be joined by Penny, our South Somerset Adviser, Susi from Spark Somerset to talk all things GDPR and Helen from Spark Somerset to talk about how she can support young volunteers to come in to your organisation. Sarah Dummer-Wade from the National Lottery Community Fund will also be attending to have informal chats with groups about the funding they offer. Plus lots of time for networking!
Tuesday 5th November | 1.30pm to 4.30pm | Langport | FREE | Register here.


Coming soon:


Trustee Training | Mendip | Venue TBC

Involving Young Volunteers | South Somerset | Venue TBC


The Volunteer Journey | South Somerset | Venue TBC


Child Protection | Taunton | Venue TBC

Team Building | South Somerset | Venue TBC

Social Media (Basic) | South Somerset | Venue TBC


Identifying Community Needs | South Somerset | Venue TBC

Everyday Mindfulness | Mendip | Venue TBC


Excellent training session. It was well organised and Susi is a very good trainer, mixing short brainstorming sessions, relevant PowerPoint slides, humour and information into a great package.

Annette, Balsam Centre, Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, April 2018


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