29th Sep          Finding Funding

Over the past couple of years there has been a proliferation of funding information databases and websites. Some are free and some cost varying amounts of money to subscribe. This session will look at the range of information sources that are available and how to get the best from them.

14th Oct          Monitoring

As you create new projects, or adapt them, how can you check whether they are making the difference that you want them to?

Trusts and givers want to know that their money makes a difference, but how do you prove it?

27th Oct          The Essential Trustee           

This short session is designed for Trustees of charities to help understand their role, responsibilities and duties.

3rd Nov            Managing in a Crisis   

This Workshop we will look at Managing in a Crisis. we will  consider specifically Risk Registers, that is to say organisational risk assessments, we will also look at continuity plans. The question to ask will be who had pandemic in their risk register?

17th Nov          Effective Bid Writing  

Do you struggle writing successful funding bids? This session will take you through the key practical steps in describing the essential elements of your project, to tell funders what they need to know.

3rd Dec           Operational Plans      

The uncertainty of the past few months has required many of us to think on our feet and quickly adapt our services and projects to deal with the pandemic crisis. There has never been a time when it has been more important to take a step back, review, access and then plan the way forwards.

9th Dec           Simple Marketing       

This workshop we will look at marketing - things you can do on a shoestring to promote your organisation, and some tips to possibly improve what you do already


To book places either go to the associated eventbrite page or contact admin@community-matters.org.uk All courses cost £5 a place and will be delivered online via Zoom


Posted in News on Sep 09, 2020

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.