Details of forthcoming online training opportunities, workshops and network meetings provided by Community Matters for UK not-for-profit organisations

The charity Community Matters provides help and support to not-for-profit organisations across the UK, specialising in funding and quality improvement.

Community Matters is currently offering the following online training opportunities, workshops and network meetings:

1. COVID Secure E-Learning
Community Matters has been negotiating for access to some computer based e-learning to support organisations as they return to work. This training should take 30 to 40 minutes to complete and is designed for staff and volunteers to do before the organisation re-opens.

The course covers:

o Coronavirus.
o Risk assessment – hand-washing, surfaces, seating arrangements.
o Getting to work – travelling there and moving round the premises.
o Common areas.
o Working and meeting with customers, colleagues and visitors
o Cleaning – before, during and at the end of the working day.
o Face and body coverings.
o Deliveries.
o Accidents & incidents, and 
o Raising concerns.

At the end of the e-learning participants will receives a certificate.  The organisation can also receive a certificate to help give confidence to your users. The course will be regularly updated as guidance and legislation changes.

There is a charge of £5 per person for the e-learning.

If you would be interested in this e-learning opportunity, please email giving your organisation name and contact number, and an indication of how many people in your organisation may want to undertake the course.  Community Matters will then contact you in the next 2 weeks with more information.

2. Coffee Time Workshops

This is  a series of short bite-sized online workshops that you can have with your coffee.

Unfortunately Community Matters has to make a charge for these, but it have capped the cost at the value of a large high street coffee (£3.50).

o 28th July 10am  Telling Your Story – looking at how you tell your story to the best effect. How do you communicate with your users and people who are interested in your organisation?

o 4th August 10am  Quality Improvement – looking what is quality and the benefits of Quality Improvement – looking at how you show you are fit for purpose to funders and stakeholders. the session will also look at the preVISIBLE and Improving Quality Schemes.

3. Zoom information and networking meeting (free event)
Zoom Meeting


Thursday 23rd July @10 am.
Free Event

The session will look at the latest information on the Government grant schemes and Furloughing, as well as other sources of grants and finance that have become available.  There will also be an opportunity for people to network during the current situation.

To book your place please go to Eventbrite here