Organisational Training

Communities 1st can provide training for your staff and trustees. All sessions are delivered by qualified trainers with extensive experience.

Training can be delivered as part of the Training Calendar – or as tailored sessions (bespoke training) designed specifically to meet the needs of your staff and/or trustees.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training sessions can be delivered at your premises or a convenient local venue, and can be delivered in around 3 hours.

If you have at least 6 people who require training, give us a call and we can work with you to meet your needs.

Contact us for a quote today on 01727 649900, or email us. Our telephone lines are open 09:00 - 17:00, Monday-Friday.

Training Topics

These are just some of the training topics we can offer.

GDPR Training Workshops

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK's implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

More than four years have now passed since its introduction so you will be aware of the changes to requirements on data protection, and no doubt you will have changed your internal processes to comply with these regulations.

However, we understand how difficult it can be to focus on implementing a whole new set of procedures when you’ve got to cope with the day-to-day pressures of delivering your charity’s services.

It can be difficult to know if the changes you’ve made are enough to meet the new GDPR regulations.


GDPR workshops will:

  • Provide a re-cap on the new GDPR requirements
  • Highlight the key areas charities need to be sure they’ve covered
  • Give members the chance to evaluate the changes they’ve already made
  • Identify any changes that need to be made, and give support on how to implement them


Charities are expected to meet their GDPR obligations by the regulatory body (ICO), so it’s essential to know you’ve made the changes you need to.

To find out more, or to book your charity’s place on the training workshops, contact Rob Varney at or on 01727 649940.


  • Running effective meetings
  • Running a charity
  • Recruiting and retaining committee members
  • Trustee and management committee, roles, responsibilities and liabilities
  • Effective meetings and minutes
  • Governance in the voluntary sector


  • Discipline and grievance
  • Supervision and appraisal
  • Managing staff

Business Planning

  • Business and strategic planning


  • Writing successful applications
  • What you need to know to get the funding
  • First steps in grant funding

Volunteer Management Training

  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Supporting and supervising volunteers
  • Motivating volunteers
  • Dealing with difficult volunteers
  • Volunteers and the law
  • Advanced volunteer management (2-day course)
  • Managing volunteers

Further training topics:

  • Data protection
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Risk assessment
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Mental Capacity Act training
  • Food Safety Awareness
  • Hitting the headlines