• Networking and learning opportunities for charities and community organisations

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  • Good Governance - what you need to know to be effective

    Wednesday, 14 November 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Aimed at new committee members / trustees or those in need of a refresher. This session covers:

    • The legal responsibilities committee members / trustees have in governing, managing and running an organisation, and;
    • Good governance practice and how committee members / trustees can reduce risks of governing an organisation.

    Cost:

    • Members: AT NO DIRECT COST
    • Not for Profit Non Members: £10 + VAT
    • Statutory and Private: £20 + VAT

    Location: Ray Dixon Room, Newcastle CVS, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

    Book your place

  • Fundraising for Beginners - what you need to do to be successful

    Tuesday 27 November 10.00am - 12noon

    Aimed at those new to fundraising or seeking a refresher, this session covers:

    • What being 'funding ready' means and how to identify the right funding source for your project, and;
    • How to write a funding application; understanding questions and guidance notes for smaller funders (under £10,000), and how to organise your fundraising.

    Cost:

    • Members: AT NO DIRECT COST
    • Not for Profit Non Members: £10 + VAT
    • Statutory and Private: £20 + VAT

    Location: Ray Dixon Room, Newcastle CVS, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

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  • Beacon Programme for Chairs and Vice Chairs

    Are you a Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in the north east? The Beacon Programme has been researched, designed and created for you!

    At Newcastle CVS we think the Beacon Programme sounds great and would strongly encourage you to take advantage of what is on offer, as this will help your organisation strengthen and become more sustainable. Spaces for the workshop are limited, so click here today to register. After you have registered for the Beacon Programme you will then be able to book your seat for the programme’s first workshop here and join other Chairs. The programme will be delivering a series of workshops in 9 locations all over England and providing a wide range practical resources tailored to the specific needs of Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income below £1 million).

    By completing the registration form, you will be able to join fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities at the programme’s first workshop called ‘Being an Effective Chair’ taking place on Wednesday 5 of December at Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ at 9:30am – 1:15pm 

    • This interactive workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Chairs and Vice Chairs to:
    • Be clear about your role and legal responsibilities
    • Understand what can help you be effective
    • Have practical tools to help you run effective meetings
    • Meet and learn from other Chairs of smaller organisations

    Spaces are limited so early booking is advisable.

  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - what you need to know and do

    Wednesday 12 December, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Aimed at organisations with an annual income of below £50,000, this session covers:

    • The new data protection regulations, explaining the changes you need to be aware of, and;
    • Provides a 12 point plan to help you take the right data protection steps for your organisation.

    Cost:

    Members: AT NO DIRECT COST
    Not for Profit Non Members: £10 + VAT
    Statutory and Private: £20 + VAT

    Location: Ray Dixon Room, Newcastle CVS, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

    Book your place

  • Cultural Competency Session

    Are you a frontline worker for a health or community service in Newcastle? How confident do you feel about understanding and talking to our diverse community? ‘Culture’ embraces a broad range of aspects, from religion to disability, and communities vary greatly from one local area to another so we have devised a flexible programme to build confidence and help you to deliver the best service possible in your community.

    Our 2.5 hour Cultural Competency Session is a face-to-face interactive learning programme with activities and open discussion that we will tailor to your practice / organisation requirements; a safe space in which to ask questions and listen to real life examples about how improved cultural knowledge has been used to break down barriers and improve services.

    By the end of the session you will:

    • Recognise why it is important to have an understanding of different cultures and beliefs
    • Understand key aspects of your local community cultures and wider Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Newcastle
    • Feel confident in applying this knowledge to your practice
    • Be able to highlight areas for improvement in your own practice and come up with new ideas for enhancing the services you deliver
    “Big thanks to Hamna. The training was great and the discussion on how we can improve our work with BAME communities has continued well into the afternoon.” Newcastle Stop Smoking
    “Fab training, really relevant, easy to follow, fun and interactive.” Health Works

    Requirements, info and booking:

    • Our Cultural Competency Session has been designed by Newcastle CVS and is funded and approved by Newcastle Public Health
    • The programme is free to organisations with frontline medical and non-medical staff delivering services to residents in Newcastle
    • You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge of cultures
    • We can either arrange to visit your premises to deliver the session or provide an external space according to your preference

    To arrange a session please contact Hamna Begum on 0191 232 7445 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We have a selection of dates now available at our office for bookings:

    If you are an organisation outside of Newcastle, please contact Vicki Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about our HAREF (Health and Race Equality Forum) training opportunities.

    “I felt I was being sent to another boring training programme, where I would be given information that I already knew about, but I was blown away by this session!! It was great to listen to other people about their experiences. We shared best practice amongst each other and I really feel confident to go out there to work with the BAME communities. I thoroughly enjoyed the training.”
    “I will feel more confident about reaching out and communicating with potential service users from BME communities. Hopefully we as a service can target better and offer new services to BME local communities.”
  • HAREF Network Meeting

    Tuesday 13 November 9:15am to 12:30pm, Breeze Creatives, Bamburgh House
    The next HAREF (Health and Race Equality Forum) Network meeting will be on the theme of Hate Crime, and the Hate Crime Partnership will be delivering their training, led by Show Racism the Red Card. This training will help you have a better understanding of hate crime and how it affects communities, about how to respond to hate crime and incidents, and what services you can report to and help support service users. We will also be having a group discussion on experiences of hate incidents in communities and what do people think the gaps are in terms of support and for reporting.

    The HAREF network is an opportunity for health and care organisations to come together and look at health inequalities for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and access to services.

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  • Introduction to Crowdfunding

    Thursday 6 December

    Information to follow

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