Save money on training

Free and subsidised training is sometimes available but it's worth planning ahead and budgeting for training in your funding plan.

Community Action

A training calendar of events is available on the Community Action website which advertises courses and includes details of low-cost in-house training for management committees.

Bradford Council

Bradford Council's Workforce Development Unit has a great range of multi-agency training courses for staff or volunteers. Contact the Workforce Development Unit on 01274 434503 or There is a charge for participants who do not work for Bradford Council.

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board

Members of Bradford Safeguarding Children Board can take part in a wide range of safeguarding courses, including safeguarding e-learning packages free of charge. 

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service offers one-to-one training in financial planning, bookkeeping, internal financial procedures and controls and reporting to the committee.


Free online employment training is available from "ACAS: Learning OnLine". Topics include contracts of employment and written statements, discipline and grievance, equality and diversity, handling redundancy and managing people.

Open University

OpenLearn is the Open University's free online training website. Take a look at their courses including Introducing the voluntary sector, Writing a SWOT analysis and Building relationships with donors.


FutureLearn's free online training courses include business and management, health and psychology as well as technology.

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