Salford CVS Events & Training


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Salford CVS Events & Training

Our training is only available for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Salford, or those with Salford beneficiaries. If you are unsure if you are eligible to attend one of our training sessions please contact us

Salford CVS coordinates a Volunteer Wellbeing Champion programme across Salford aiming to increase older people’s independence, wellbeing, improve access to information and quality of life.

Our partners include Salford Together, ICT (Inspiring Communities Together), Salford Community Leisure & Salford City Council.

The programme consists of recruiting and managing volunteers to support projects such as:

  • Tech and Tea (Introducing older people to technology in an informal setting),
  • Postural Stability & Step Up (Exercise classes for older people who have had / are at risk of having a fall),
  • Social Activities in Care Homes
  • Community Outreach (Engaging...
26 September, 2018 - 09:45
Salford CVS Training Room

Salford CVS invites you to join Salford's Big Alcohol Conversation event on Thursday 27th September 2-4pm as part of the wider GM The Big Alcohol Conversation Strategy.

This workshop offers you/your organisation the opportunity to contribute to the design of the GM Big Alcohol Conversation, especially the Community Engagement element, which will be delivered in part by the VCSE sector.

We will be funding VCSE organisations to carry out various kinds of structured conversations with their contacts, targeting those people least likely to be heard within the mainstream conversations.

For the workshop we are keen to include VCSE colleagues who: 

  • Has knowledge of alcohol-relation issues in Salford
  • Work with...
27 September, 2018 - 14:00
Salford CVS Boardroom


About the trainer

Laura Hamilton is a specialist in volunteer involvement and volunteer management, with 18 years’ experience working in this field. Her background includes working for both volunteer involving and volunteer infrastructure organisations. She now works freelance; supporting organisations to develop and grow their volunteer programmes and designing and delivering training for volunteer managers.

Effective Volunteer Recruitment

Take a fresh look at volunteer recruitment and how to make your opportunities...

10 October, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

Win That Bid

Applying for funding is for many organisations an essential yet time consuming task. with so many guidelines and questions how do you navigate your way through it all?

In this practical session you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence of how to write a good funding bid.


To improve confidence and skills in completing a funding application...

31 October, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

Awards for All

This workshop will focus on the Awards For All Grant. This grant is for smaller organisations and grants are for between £300 and £10,000. The session will go through the funding criteria and the application form looking at how you can maximise your chances of getting this grant.


To improve your chances of getting an Awards For All  grant

Learning Outcomes

By attending this session participants will:

  • Identify if they meet the criteria for the grant
  • Understand what the funder is looking...
7 November, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room


Salford CVS provide a variety of training courses and workshops, to aid trustees in their personal development and in the running of organisations. These courses can be accessed free by any trustee supporting a charity; small community group, voluntary sector organisation, social enterprise or faith group in Salford.

Further information about our next course:

The aim of this course is:


15 November, 2018 - 18:00
Salford CVS Training Room


Social investment is often seen as a London-centric activity. It can be harder for social enterprises, voluntary and community groups and charities outside of the capital to access social investors and gain a better understanding of the financial products available.

Let's Talk Good Finance offers social enterprises and charities the following opportunities:

  • To speak to charity and social enterprise leaders who have already accessed social investment
  • To meet potential social investors
  • To learn about new social investment initiatives, funds and...
22 November, 2018 - 09:30
Buile Hill Hall


In addition to Child Protection and Safeguarding the course will explore the links between Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding.

This course will help you to

  • Understand definitions of abuse and child protection, as well as signs and symptoms
  • Know how to make a child protection referral
  • Understand your responsibilities as a voluntary/community group
  • Understand the responsibilities of other agencies in Salford
  • Look at the Salford Safeguarding Standards and relate them to the activities of your voluntary/ community...
8 December, 2018 - 09:30
Salford Lads' Club


The course we deliver is a Basic Awareness Course and is in line with the competencies for Alerters/Level One as defined in the Salford All Agency Safeguarding Adults Competency Framework.

We have recently reviewed the course and it now includes an exercise on the combined Safeguarding Standards for the Community and Voluntary Sector.

The Course Aims

  • To give workers in the voluntary and community sector a basic yet effective awareness of how to adequately safeguard and protect  adults

Learning Outcomes

  • ...
12 December, 2018 - 12:30
Salford Lads' Club

Free Property Workshop in Greater Manchester For Voluntary Organisations

property management

UK’s leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this free property workshop for non-profit organisations in partnership with Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre.

Learn how to manage your premises effectively & economically.

You will work with real life case studies from similar organisations and learn to:

  • Understand what you need from your property, to make informed decisions that support your...
23 January, 2019 - 10:00
Langworthy Cornerstone

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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