Training and support

A training and support package has been set up by the council with Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS). 

The council is providing training to guide you through the bidding process, using the online forms, developing outcomes and general guidance.  There will be sessions throughout the period the fund is open so if you miss one or it is not at a convenient time for you, there will be others.  The sessions will be led by council officers from the voluntary sector team and from service departments.  The sessions booked so far are:

  • Wednesday 3 April from 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 9 April from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 13 April from 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 18 April from 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday 25 April from 5pm to 8pm

To book a place on any of these sessions, please email vcs@towerhamlets.gov.uk. You should receive confirmation of your email receipt immediately. If you do not, please email gemma.cossins@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

All of the sessions will take place at the Professional Development Centre, 229, Bethnal Green Road.

The training and support managed by THCVS will include:

  • Bid workshops
  • Co-design workshops
  • Partnership facilitation
  • How to apply – using the on line forms
  • Individual bid reviews
  • Individual support/query (phone)
  • Individual support/query (face to face)

Details of dates, times and booking will be published on the council and THCVS websites. Sessions will be provided by THCVS at a variety of venues across the borough. 

For more information about these sessions and other support that THCVS will be providing, please visit the THCVS website page for the Local Community Fund, THCVS LCF support.