Training Opportunities

There are a number of free and paid for training opportunities provided across Birmingham and the UK. Here you’ll find an up to date list of training opportunities we think will be of interest to our Hall Green community.

Fundraising Training and BID Writing

Get Grants: Online BID Writing for Charities and Community Groups Course

Get Grants will be delivering their BID writing training course throughout the summer on Zoom, for more information including dates and pricing visit their website.

The Brandwood Centre’s Click and Connect Programme

Brandwood Centre: Range of online workshops (Personal, Social Development & Employability)

The Brandwood Centre are offering a Pick ‘n’ Mix of online 2 hour bitesize workshops, including Mental Health Awareness, Completing Voluntary Work, Managing Personal Finance, Safeguarding, and Equality and Diversity. For more information visit their website.

Meet the Funder Events

Get Grants are running a series of FREE Virtual Events bringing fundraisers across the UK together to share experiences and connect with other fundraisers

In these popular Meet the Funder Virtual Events, Get Grants Funding Experts are joined by funders to talk about their funding programmes. These events give attendees the opportunity to speak directly to funders, take part in discussions, get unique insights, and ask questions specific to their project or organisation.

These events are suitable for fundraisers working for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations of all sizes.

Groundwork – Comic Relief Community Fund

Meet the Funder event to promote the Comic Relief Community Fund, which supports project across the strategic themes of Children Survive & Thrive, Fighting for Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and Mental Health Matters.

  • When – Tuesday 3rd November at 1:30pm
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • Book a free place through Get Grant’s Eventbrite page.

Severn Trent Community Fund

  • When – Thursday 19th November at 10:00am
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • Book a free place through Get Grant’s Eventbrite page.

Free business support from BVSC

BVSC has secured a limited amount of funding through the National Lottery Community Fund to support up to 50 organisations in Birmingham impacted financially by Covid-19 and/or who require support to apply for funding.

The support available includes up to four days consultancy:

  • Support that takes account of financial difficulty, liquidity, legal responsibilities, and governance.
  • Providing business planning and support with fundraising/business development and grant/funding applications.

Qualifying criteria

To apply for funding your organisation must:

  • Be a registered charity, social enterprise (with no one individual having overall control) or voluntary organisation with a recognised governance structure.
  • Have a turnover of less than £100,000 or be financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visit the BVSC website for full details and to download an application form

Free Business Development Webinars

From 26 October 2020, 1.00 – 2.00 pm

Interested in improving your chances in writing successful funding applications or winning new business?

You may be interested in BVSCs series of webinars that they will be running throughout the rest of the year. BVSC has teamed up with 4frontpartners who will deliver a 12-part series of one-hour webinars looking at different aspects of business development and submitting funding applications.

Find out more and book a place