Training & Networking Events (Spring 2021)


Introduction to Legal Structures – Wednesday 7th April, 11 AM – 1 PM

A FREE interactive workshop exploring the range of legal forms available to the VCSE sector.

  • In a dilemma about how to formally set up your new project?
  • What are the pros and cons of charity status?
  • CIC, CIO, CBS…finding it a bit confusing?
  • Want to understand better the legal structure of your community organisation and your options moving forward?

Join us for this two-hour session on Zoom and get the answers you are looking for.

Email us to sign up and find out more.


Writing Effective Grant Applications – Thursday 22nd April, 11 AM – 1 PM

Join us for this FREE session on Zoom to hear some top tips on how to write an effective grant application.

  • Learn the tricks of the trade to help your application really stand out.
  • It’s a lottery out there, and approximately only one in five grant applications are successful – make yours the one!
  • Discover what funders are looking for and how to press their buttons.

Email us to sign up and find out more.


Digital Inclusion Network Meeting – Thursday 29th April, 11AM – 12PM

The Covid pandemic has highlighted many inequalities in our communities, the lack of access or skills to use online devices being one of them.  Exeter Connect are currently hosting a Digital Inclusion network aimed at bringing community groups together to explore ways in which we can collectively offer our residents the opportunity to learn how to use devices, access social media & digital meeting platforms, and improve their IT skills, as well as providing access to equipment to those in need.

Our next meeting will be held on 29th April. If your group would be interested in joining or would like to find out more, please email us.


Sustainable Funding: what does it look like for your organisation? – Wednesday 5th May, 11 AM – 1 PM

Join us for this FREE Zoom session about what sustainable funding might look like for your group.

  • Is your income stable, secure and sufficient enough to sustain and grow your organisation?
  • Funding your organisation – what is the recipe for success?
  • Does your charity earn its own living or is it still grant dependent?
  • Are you setting up a new organisation? What is your plan for its financial viability?

Email us to sign up and find out more.


More training sessions will be coming soon.

We are also keen to hear about your training needs! If you would like to attend an event, need more information, or have an idea for future training, please get in touch with the team.