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Training for voluntary and community organisations

We recognise the incredible contribution made by local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (VCS) in helping people during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We know that demand on local VCS organisations is increasing and that is having an impact on staffing.

Organisations and individuals are having to adapt and stay ahead of frequent policy changes in a stressful and emotionally challenging environment.

In order to help the sector, the council is supporting VCS organisations with free access to volunteers through our volunteering hub with Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets.

We continue to signpost the sector towards local, regional, and national grant schemes, which can help organisations in Tower Hamlets with unexpected costs, loss of income, or new projects.

Support around Covid-19 and digital inclusion training is also available through local, regional, and national programmes. These can help organisations in Tower Hamlets build capacity and become more resilient and financially sustainable.

This page outlines some of the training opportunities available for VCS organisations in Tower Hamlets.

Please contact Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS) for any advice and support.

THCVS is offering its member organisations high-quality training, workshops, courses, and events coursesto help them grow stronger and more resilient as organisations.

Available opportunities

The value of reporting successfully on your learning and impact

15 July 2021


Join us for a workshop on how to add value to your work through good evaluation and impact reporting. This workshop will help you consider how best to show the value your work achieves, by making use of evaluation and impact tools.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of how to use your monitoring and evaluation to successfully report on your project
  • Understanding the value of disseminating your impact

Book online

Innovation Fund Information Event – with Tower Hamlets Community Team & Spacehive

15 July 2021

2.30pm - 4pm

Join council officers and our colleagues at Spacehive for an information session about the Tower Hamlets Innovation Fund. This workshop will introduce you to the Tower Hamlets Innovation Fund – a £120,000 fund to top up your crowdfunding project by up to £10,000. Meet with councils officers and colleagues from Spacehive to learn about how to go about setting up a crowdfunding project, the top-up funding available through this fund, and how crowdfunding can be used to promote your organisation’s work.

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Considerations for hybrid working for voluntary organisations

21 July 2021

Join us for a session to explore the considerations to a hybrid model of working (home/office).

Register for the hybrid working session

VCTH Training: Volunteers and the Law

21 July 2021

10.30am - 1pm

Do you want to know more about the legal requirements and issues for organisations that involve volunteers? This practical Zoom session will provide an introduction to the key areas of law that affect volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations. It will cover health and safety, risk assessment, insurance, safeguarding, criminal record checks and data protection. The session will examine current issues such as requiring volunteers to have a COVID-19 vaccination and compulsory COVID-19 testing.

Book your place