Training & Workshops (Summer 2021)

Getting Started with Canva – Thursday 24th June, 10:30 – 11:15

Are you looking for an easy-to-use tool to help you design leaflets, posters and social media posts for your community group?

Come along to this online introductory session on Canva, a free online graphic design tool. This session is for community groups with little or no experience of using Canva.

Email us to sign up and find out more.


Writing Winning Grant Applications – Thursday 1st July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM (FULL)

This session is now full. Please email us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Join us for this online session 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.
Community Asset Transfer Workshops – Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th July

Community Asset Transfer is the transfer of the management or ownership of public land and buildings from the local authority to a community organisation. Exeter City Council is in the process of developing a new policy and local groups are being encouraged to share their thoughts (survey closes 30th July).

We will be running two free online workshops for groups and residents to find out more about the policy, process and aspirations behind this initiative:

Tuesday 6th July: 2 pm – 3.30 pm
Wednesday 7th July: 6.30 pm – 8 pm

Email us to sign up and find out more.

Getting Started with Social Media – Thursday 22nd July, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

An online session focused on using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a community group.

  • What to consider when starting out with social media
  • Choosing a platform and the differences between them
  • Steps for getting started
  • What different features there are
  • What, how & when to post

Email us to sign up and find out more.

Getting Started with Social Media Analytics – Monday 26th July, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

An online session aimed at community groups using Facebook and Twitter.

  • Reach, engagement, impressions – what do they all mean?!
  • Who is seeing your posts or tweets, and which ones are doing best?

Come along to this introductory session to find out where to start with getting the answers to these questions, and how it could help your group.

Email us to sign up and find out more.

Introduction to Legal Structures – Thursday 29th July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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

Hear what previous attendees had to say!

“I’d say it was close to jolly perfect.  Am blown away frankly, everything was covered and summarised.”

“You presented difficult to understand shades of definition and categories well.”

  • 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 online session and get the answers you are looking for.

Email us to sign up and find out more.


All our training sessions are completely free, and more will be coming soon.

We are also keen to find out more 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.