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Voluntary Sector Leadership – Free Training from the Open University

In Home Page, Resource Links by Nina Porter

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership  is offering access to free leadership courses to help leaders and aspiring leaders to adapt to the multiple challenges they face. Introducing leadership in voluntary organisations, will involve approximately 15 hours of learning and will provide an opportunity for people who work within voluntary organisations, as paid employees or staff, to develop energetic, practical and thoughtful …

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Good Governance – some useful websites

In Resource Links by Nina Porter

 Below are some good sites for finding information and advice on governance issues – whether you are a new community organisation starting out or an established voluntary organisation updating policies or looking for specialised training: Small Charities Coalition – provides a range of information, support, mentoring and networking opportunities especially for smaller charities and their trustees. smallcharities.org.uk. You’ll find an excellent library of …

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eLearning courses available free of charge

In News, Resource Links by Nina Porter

The Surrey Skills Academy is currently offering the following elearning courses to voluntary sector organisations. Click on the course you require to access the elearning. If this is your first time accessing learning on the site you will be required to create an account in order to access the elearning. If you already have an account you will just need to login. …

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Accessing Corporate Resources in Surrey

In Funding News, Downloads by Nina Porter

Surrey County Council has launched two new tools to help local voluntary and community groups access support and resources from businesses. The ‘Social Value Marketplace’ is a web site that enables Surrey not-for-profit organisations to post requests for corporate volunteers, goods and services or even donations. The site is linked to the Supply to Surrey procurement process; so businesses interested …

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Health & Wellbeing Information Sources

In Home Page, News, Resource Links by Nina Porter

The following websites, directories and resources contain a host of information relevant to health & wellbeing in East Surrey: The Wellbeing Prescription website gives details of services that receive referrals through the Wellbeing Prescription project running across East and Mid Surrey.  Many of these services are also open to self-referral. The care and support information and advice resource provides information about …