Free learning sessions for trustees

Support Cambridgeshire are offering two free sessions to help and support trustees in their roles. For further information and how to book please click on the links below:

Get Cyber Secure in time for Christmas

Taking place on 28 November 2019 – from 9.30am to 12.30pm. At The Maple Centre, 6 Oak Tree Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN

Pitching through the CSR Barrier

Taking place on 21 November 2019 from 9am (for a 9.30am start) to 12.30pm at Westminster College, Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 0AA

Funding event in October save the date

Are you looking for support and advice on how to search for funding and write successful funding applications? This could be the event you are looking for!

Save the date in your diary and book your place today. All the details are included on the poster below.

Please encourage all your local community groups to attend, if you would like a copy of this poster to print and display on your community notice board please contact us and we can email one to you.

Health and Safety matters in your village hall

Last week our coffee morning focused on H&S in your village hall. Our lovely guest speaker was David Oates CMIOSH MRSB who provided us with an interesting and informative session on this subject.

For everyone unable to attend this event I have provided the presentation below to download. If you would like to speak to David about H&S in village halls he can be contacted via his website. Please just click on the link above.

Events coming up for trustees

Please find attached some publicity material for 2 events CCVS are running in September.

Fenland Roundtable for charities and not for personal profit groups.     

Tuesday 10th Sept.  10:00 – 13:00 (followed by lunch and networking)

A chance for people to share their news, concerns and successes. This session will also be thinking about how voluntary community groups can contribute to public sector consultations to ensure their knowledge, experience and expertise is acknowledge and valued for the benefit of their communities.

A Saturday morning briefing for Trustees.                                                            Saturday  28th Sept. 9:30 – 12noon

A briefing on the role and responsibilities of trustee. A must for new trustees and a useful update for the more experienced.

Both these vents have been supported by the Tesco bags of Help fund. To book please see details on the posters above.

Is Health & Safety important in your village hall?

A regular request from the network is to run an information session on Health and Safety in your community building.  We have arranged for an expert speaker to attend our next coffee morning on Friday 12th July.  This is a FREE event for our members.  Our guest speaker is David Oates who will be delivering a bespoke session for village hall trustees.

Date: Friday 12th July – 10:00 – 12:30
Venue: Bar Hill Village Hall, The Spinney, Bar Hill, CB23 8SU
Topic: Health & Safety in your Village Hall – Speaker David Oates CMIOSH MRSB 

You can find out more about David’s company by clicking on the link. book your place please contact me by emailing me at or giving me a ring on 01353 860850.

Find out more about funding and health & safety at our free village hall networking events

We have two interesting and informative coffee mornings coming up for village hall trustees and volunteers over the next couple of months.  Our two guest speakers are very knowledgeable and I am sure trustees will find both subjects extremely valuable with lots of information and practical advice to apply in your own community buildings.

Date: Monday 17th June – 10:00 – 12:30
Venue: Fowlmere Village Hall, Chrishall Road, Fowlmere, SG8 7RY
Topic: Funding and making successful grant applications

Alan Turner from CCVS will be joining us for an interactive session on funding and making successful grant application.

Can we make our fundraising more effective?
It never goes away! Village hall have to be constant fundraisers whether it is running costs, repairs and improvements, new equipment or a big appeal for major works and renovation.
At this event we look at two aspects of fundraising that could make yours more effective. 

  1. Peer to Peer –  How activating you’re your network can make the fundraising of your Village hall more productive.
  2. Keeping your application resources and skills sharp. Ensuring you are able to take advantage of the opportunities. 

There will be two short inputs from Alan Turner, from CCVS and then an opportunity for some structured  networking to share experience, knowledge and wisdom together.

Date: Friday 12th July – 10:00 – 12:30
Venue: Bar Hill Village Hall, The Spinney, Bar Hill, CB23 8SU
Topic: Health & Safety in your Village Hall – Speaker David Oates CMIOSH MRSB 

This session will be led by David Oates and will cover health and safety in your village hall.

These events are FREE.  To book your place please contact Lisa Chambers by clicking here or giving me a ring on 01353 865048