This five-year project, funded by The Big Lottery, was set up between 2008 – 2013.
Our aim was to strengthen small and medium-size voluntary and community organisations by:
- Increasing trustees’ knowledge and awareness in important areas of governance and management;
- Developing trustees’ skills so that they can better direct their organisations;
- Enabling trustees to acquire and develop teaching skills – through training, and giving them opportunities to co-train – so they can share their learning with other trustees and at the same time enhance their career prospects.
- The project is supported by a Steering Group which involves representatives of local voluntary and community organisations and former project participants.
The project offered:
- A training programme of five sessions on governance (delivered over a three-month period). Click here to see details of the next rounds of training.
- One-to-one support on any organisational development area, customised to meet the needs of the organisation.
- Accredited training on an “Introduction to Teaching and Learning” course for trustees interested in developing their training skills. Click here to find out more about this course.
- Co-training opportunities – the chance for a small group of interested trustees to become part of a pool of trained trustees able to work alongside VAC staff to deliver governance training sessions.
The project was delivered in three progressive steps – with the first step being the training programme on governance and management. Trustees could enrol at any time for the next round of training sessions.