Save money on training

Free and subsidised training is sometimes available. A training calendar of events is available on the Community Action Bradford & District website which advertises courses and includes details of low-cost in-house tailored training for management committees. Course fees start from £25 for a half-day session for smaller voluntary and community groups so it's worth planning ahead and budgeting for training in your funding plan.

Email is a good way of finding about about free training. Send your details to training@cabad.org.uk to be added to the training email list, or email contact@cnet.org.uk to get the CNet weekly news ebulletin.

Does your group work with children or young people? Bradford Council's Workforce Development Unit has a great range of multi-agency training courses for staff or volunteers working with children and young people. Contact the Workforce Development Unit on 01274 434503 or evolve@bradford.gov.uk There is a charge for participants who do not work for Bradford Council.

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service offers one-to-one training in financial planning, bookkeeping, internal financial procedures and controls and reporting to the committee. For help in Bradford district, contact Dave Collins on 07779 642043.

The Consortia of Ethnic Minority Organisations has a purpose-built ICT Learning Zone with email, internet and printing facilities. For a nominal hire fee, you can arrange training and activities without worrying about the technicalities. For further details, call 01274 488872 or email info@coemo.co.uk


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