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 email 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. Contact the Workforce Development Unit on 01274 434503 or There is 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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