Save money on training

Free and subsidised training is sometimes available. A training diary of events is available on the Bradford CVS Training – bsupported website which advertises courses and includes details of free in-house tailored training for management committees. Course fees start from £25 for a half-day session for voluntary and community groups with an income of less than £100,000 a year - so its worth planning ahead and budgeting for training in your funding plan.

Email is a good way of finding about about free training. Send your details to to be added to the Bradford CVS list of e-mail contacts or to to get the CNet weekly news ebulletin.

Does your group work with children or young people? Bradford Council's Workforce Development Unit has a great range of multi-agency training courses for staff or volunteers working with children and young people.  Take a look at the A - Z list of current courses or contact the Workforce Development Unit on 01274 434503 or From 1 January 2015 there will be a charge for participants who do not work for Bradford Council.

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service offers free one-to-one training in financial planning, bookkeeping, internal financial procedures and controls and reporting to the committee to organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000. Contact Dave Collins on 01422 835192.

The Consortia of Ethnic Minority Organisations has a purpose-built ICT Learning Zone with email, internet and printing facilities. For a nominal hire fee, you can arrange training and activities without worrying about the technicalities. For further details, call 01274 488872 or email

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