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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

Personal budgets are part of a wider approach to Personalisation, a mechanism for shifting the culture and practice of care, to be better coordinated and person-centred. Personal budgets help meet the challenge of changing expectations of care while promoting a better quality of life and value for money.

What are the benefits of integrating the delivery of personal budgets?  

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Greater Manchester’s approach to Personalisation and Salford’s Personalisation update and way forward

This interactive session will provide an opportunity to collaborate with Commissioners and GM Personalisation leaders through shared learning.



  • Paul Donovan,...
30 October, 2018 - 10:00
St Sebastian's Community Centre

Win That Bid

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 application...

31 October, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

Awards for All

This workshop will focus on the Awards For All Grant. This grant is for smaller organisations and grants are for between £300 and £10,000. The session will go through the funding criteria and the application form looking at how you can maximise your chances of getting this grant.


To improve your chances of getting an Awards For All  grant

Learning Outcomes

By attending this session participants will:

  • Identify if they meet the criteria for the grant
  • Understand what the funder is looking...
7 November, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room

Funding Focus

This workshop will focus on the Children in Need grants. BBC Children in Need awards grants each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.


To improve your chances of getting a Children in Need  grant

Learning Outcomes

By attending this session participants will:

  • Identify if they meet the criteria for the grant
  • Understand what the funder is looking for
  • Understand what is needed to fill in the form
9 November, 2018 - 10:00
Salford CVS Training Room


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:


15 November, 2018 - 18:00
Salford CVS Training Room

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


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


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

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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

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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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