CDP – Digital Inclusion Network

23 May 2024
from 13:00 - 14:00
at Online

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

This networking event is for you if you want to build working relationships, share learning and resource, in order to help achieve digital equality in Cambridgeshire. 


The agenda for this meeting has not yet been set but will include time to update on work being delivered locally.


If you have any questions about whether this networking event or would like to find out more about the Cambridgeshire Digital Partnership please email us via;


Upcoming dates:

Thursday 23 May 2024: 13:00 - 14:00

Thursday 5 September 2024: 13:00 - 14:00

Thursday 12 December 2024: 13:00 - 14:00

Thursday 13 February 2025: 13:00 - 14:00


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3 C’s Communications Network

16 April 2024
from 12:00 - 13:00
at Online

Date: Tuesday 16 April

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue: Online

This network is for staff and volunteers working on communications in their voluntary or statutory organisations in Cambridgeshire. It is free to attend.


Join communications workers at this network session to share ideas, tips and frustrations, providing valuable peer support for this challenging role, and increase your learning on comms related topics.

The network is facilitated by the CCVS Communications Team.

This session will be an open session, for you to bring and share your thoughts, concerns, ideas and questions around any of your organisation's comms. You'll be able to chat to your peers to find out what other organisations are doing, or plan to do, so that you come away feeling more at confident and at ease.


To join the mailing list for this network and attend future meetings please contact:

Active Bystander Training

17 April 2024
from 10:00 - 12:00
at CCVS and CECF, 16 - 18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: CCVS and CECF, 16 - 18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Date: Wednesday 17th April 2024 

CCVS and CECF (Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum) are excited to present an in-person workshop developed by Protection Approaches and British East and South East Asian Network  (besea.n) 

Who is it for? 

Anyone interested in tackling identity-based prejudice in their communities.

What is it about? 

What it means to be an active bystander or ally: through group discussion the participants explore what being an active bystander means to them

What will I learn? 

Standing up for victims: working through a series of scenarios, participants consider and learn what they can do when they encounter prejudice, harassment or violence such as a racist attack in a supermarket or an inappropriate comment from a colleague

What you can do if you are the victim: participants consider some options they may have if they are the victim of prejudice or violence, and find out where there are support services and resources

What to expect: 

Participants are guided through a series of discussions to explore how they can play a role in tackling identity-based prejudice and violence in their community, school, or place of work.


This training is free to members of CCVS, Hunts Forum and CECF. There is a cost of £40 for non members. To join CCVS check out this link

Please note that by registering for this course you agree to abide by the CCVS cancellation policy. 

If you have any questions, please contact us

Getting your year end financial accounts right

26 March 2024
from 09:30 - 12:30
at The Maple Centre

Are your final accounts in order? Do they reflect how well you are doing and include essential things you need?

If one of the reasons you have not been successful with grant applications is because your financial accounts are not painting an accurate picture – book on to this!

What key issues do funders, potential supporters and beneficiaries look for in your accounts?

The training includes going through some essential elements you may need in your final accounts, such as a trustee annual report, key policies, fund accounting and important notes in the accounts.

Introduction to strategy and business planning

30 April 2024
from 12:00 - 14:00
at Online

This training is an introduction for trustees and others with responsibility for developing strategies, conveying impact and writing business plans.

Charities need strategies to help them identify what they need to do to achieve their long term objectives and engage their supporters, beneficiaries, funders and the public in their journey. Charities also need business plans to map their route to achieving shorter term goals and help us demonstrate that we are accountable, transparent and sustainable. Demonstrating how we can plan for the long and short term is key in preparing for funding applications, charity registration and developing effective collaborations.

Part 1: Key terms & useful planning tools - getting your head around the basics – looks at key terminology and how to develop planning tools including an introduction to developing a Theory of Change that can help you prepare your strategy.

Part 2: Creating a business plan – getting your ideas down on paper – looks at how you develop and design your plan. In addition to the slides we will provide you with a business plan template you can use to get started.

If you have any queries please contact us on email

Booking information

This training is free to any voluntary group in Cambridgeshire

By registering for this course you agree to abide by the CCVS cancellation policyIf you have any problems please contact us

Fundraisers Network

24 April 2024
from 13:00 - 14:30
at Online

Fundraisers Network

Wednesday 24 April 13:00 - 14:30

Do you sometimes wonder how best to keep up to date with fundraising opportunities?

Are you looking for new fundraising ideas but are not sure where to start?

Would you like to chat with others with responsibility for fundraising for their voluntary organisation?

An optional half-hour Funding Alert drop-in session is now included to discuss the latest grant funding opportunities, issues, and successes and generate peer support. 

We’d love you to join our Fundraising Network to share ideas and tips, solve problems, and generally feel more confident in your fundraising role. 

Free for voluntary organisations in Cambridgeshire. 

The session will be facilitated by members of our Development Team 

Please contact Jigna if you have any queries or ideas for future sessions 

To join the mailing list for this network and attend future meetings please contact Jigna  

Please see CCVS' cancellation policy.

GET (Guidance Employment Training) Group networking meeting

14 May 2024
from 10:00 - 12:00
at Online

The GET networking meeting will take place online, via zoom, on Tuesday 14th May from 10am – 12 noon.

The GET group is a collective of organisations (including charities, statutory and health) who support the community to access information, advice and guidance around education and training.

The meeting will be hosted by Mark Freeman. We will follow the same format where all those attending will have a chance to update everyone on the work they are doing via Google forms.

The session will be facilitated by CCVS Development Worker, Jigna Vyas Gosal. Please contact Jigna if you have any queries or ideas for future sessions

Essential Skills For Trustees – event over two lunchtimes

18 April 2024 - to 25 April 2024
from 12:00 - 14:00
at Online

Part 1 of 2 Thursday 18th April 12 noon - 2pm 

Part 2 of 2 Thursday 25th April 12 noon – 2pm

This two-part event will take place over 2 lunchtimes one week apart and is aimed at giving trustees from community organisations and small charities the essential tools to perform their role safely and effectively. The sessions will include a taught element with time for sharing experiences and asking questions.


We are encouraging trustees to book for both sessions.


Part 1 taking place on Thursday 18th April 12 noon - 2pm will provide trustees with an overview of their role and the responsibilities including:

  • What Public Benefit means and how that makes an organisation charitable;
  • Legal duties of Trustees;
  • Safeguarding the charity’s values, aims and objectives;

Part 2 of 2 Thursday 25th April 12 noon – 2pm will focus on running an effective board including:

  • A closer look at trustee liabilities
  • How Trustees should manage the strategic decision making, such as budgets, finance and policies
  • Risk Management
  • Effective operational management

This course will be delivered by one of our training & development workers who have a wealth of experience working with trustee boards across the voluntary sector.

By registering for this course you agree to abide by the Support Cambridgeshire Cancellation Policy

Organisation Showcase (Health Alliance/ Health and Wellbeing)

14 March 2024
from 09:30 - 15:45

Join 11 voluntary sector organisations that will be showcasing what they do throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to find out what is happening in your area, ask questions from organisations or make useful links/connections. Whether you work in a voluntary or a statutory role there should be something for all.

There will be 15 15-minute presentations followed by a Q&A for each organisation. Organisations are Cambridge United Foundation, Caresco, Pinpoint, Richmond Fellowship, Animals and People, Camcare, Care Network, Lifecraft, Arthur Rank, the Bobby Scheme and Magpass.This will be on teams and you can come and go as suits you -as these are bite size you may manage a few.Please indicate which sessions on this form you might like to attend- this helps the speakers know who is attending. Of course, you can attend all if you wish.

Tips for Successful Funding Applications

26 March 2024
from 12:00 - 13:30
at Online

This training is part of our March funding event.

Online workshop ideal for trustees and volunteer fundraisers for small and medium sized groups. We will identify good practice and help develop the skills and knowledge focusing on:

  • Understanding what the funders want to see in an application
  • Identifying the key features of successful funding applications by using case studies and group work
  • Evidencing the need for your project and developing measurable & achievable outcomes
  • How to Monitoring and evaluating success of your project

The trainer will be one of our development workers with experience of writing and assessing grant applications.

This workshop is free to voluntary groups in Cambridgeshire. By registering for this course you agree to abide by the Support Cambridgeshire Cancellation Policy we may charge for no shows.

If you have any problems please contact us on email

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