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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

let's talk good finance

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

Are you interested in volunteering in Salford?

Then come along to this day of learning and sharing about our Volunteer Wellbeing Champion roles.

We have an incredible team of volunteers across Salford delivering projects supporting older people.

We are looking for more enthusiastic volunteers from all walks of life to take part.

Would you be interested in helping older people learn about computers and tablets at our basic Tech & Tea classes, recover from a fall at low impact...

23 November, 2018 - 09:45
Salford CVS Training Room


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

Our Great Big Festive Quiz is back!

S4G penguin

Our Great Big Festive Quiz returns this year to raise funds for Salford4Good.

The festive quiz is a great chance to thank your volunteers or to enjoy a team night out.

The quiz will see the return of some of our favourite question rounds and name the Salford 4 Good bear.

Tickets are £5 per person. 

Teams are made...

11 December, 2018 - 18:00
Eccles Town Hall


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

business plan

A one day course to enable voluntary organisations to plan ahead, agree a strategy and draw up a useful business plan to make the case for funding your organisation. 

This course is designed to help managers and trustees think and act strategically and to ensure that their organisation has a credible and realistic plan that will win support. 

The course will also look at ways in which organisation can take a more strategic...

16 January, 2019 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

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


Do you know your Indices of Multiple Deprivation from your JSNA, if not then this training session might be for you. This workshop will look at the kinds of national and local statistics you might use as evidence of need in a grant application.  


To improve your chances of getting a grant

Learning Outcomes

By attending this session participants will:

  • Have an overview of the types of statistics that are available

How to use these statistics in a grant application

30 January, 2019 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

trustee training

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:...

31 January, 2019 - 18:00
Salford CVS Training Room


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...

12 February, 2019 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

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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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