All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training

Wednesday 18 March 2020 from 1.30 - 4.30pm
Cornelly Community Centre - Heol Las, North Cornelly, CF33 4AS
COST: £25 BAVO members / £35 Non BAVO members/ £50 Non-voluntary sector

This course is for volunteers and staff in the third and statutory sectors which aims to raise awareness of safeguarding generally and develop participants understanding of:

  • Their own role in relation to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm abuse and neglect;
  • How to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect;
  • How individuals are protected from harm abuse and neglect.

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Link Up Project: ‘Get on Board’ training

Saturday 4 April 2020 from 9.30am – 5pm
Neath Port Talbot CVS - Tŷ Margaret Thorne, 17-19 Alfred Street, Neath, SA11 1EF
COST: Free of charge


Free accredited level one training from the Children’s Rights Unit about what it means to be a young committee member.

If you are aged 15 – 25, have an interest in getting young people’s voices heard, want to enhance your CV, learn new skills and gain a qualification, then this is the right training for you!

Travel expenses and lunch provided.

Limited spaces, book your place by contacting Kate Miles, T: 01639 631 246 or E: [email protected]


Know your own governing document workshop

Wednesday 22 April 2020 from 5.30 - 7.30pm
St Johns Ambulance Centre, Minerva Street, Bridgend, CF31 1TD
COST: Free of charge to all BAVO members and Link Up Project partners

This interactive and enjoyable workshop is for committee members/ trustees of voluntary, community and charity groups and organisations. 

It will help you to confidently and effectively make the best use of your governing document (constitution, memorandum and articles of association, trust deed) in running your organisation.

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Writing better grant applications BAVO workshop

Thursday 21 May 2020 from 10am - 1pm
BAVO - 112/113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL
COST: £25 BAVO members / £35 Non BAVO members/ £50 Non-voluntary sector

This interactive workshop highlights the key points that funders look for when deciding who and what to fund. It’s a whistle stop tour of top tips for writing successful funding applications which will provide you with the tools to make your applications more effective.

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A basic introduction to recruiting, selecting and managing volunteers

Thursday 4 June 2020 from 1 - 5pm
St Johns Ambulance Centre, Minerva Street, Bridgend, CF31 1TD
COST: £25 BAVO members / £35 Non BAVO members/ £50 Non-voluntary sector

BAVO's course is ideal for people who are new to managing volunteers or who would want a refresher. It will help you to be more knowledgeable and confident in your role as a volunteer manager. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • identify existing and new volunteering roles for volunteers;
  • identify where to recruit volunteers;
  • establish an effective selection procedure;
  • produce their own simple guide for managing volunteers.

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Advanced trusteeship BAVO three hour workshop (for more experienced trustees)

Wednesday 24 June 2020 from 5 - 8pm
St Johns Ambulance Centre, Minerva Street, Bridgend, CF31 1TD
COST: Free of charge to all BAVO members and Link Up Project partners

This course is for experienced committee members / trustees of voluntary, community and charity groups and organisations. 

No matter how experienced you are as a trustee, or how long you’ve been a member of your Committee, there are lots of new developments in the world of charity governance in Wales that you need to keep abreast of. We all need to update, develop and refresh our knowledge and awareness over time.

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BAVO offers high quality training YOU want, where YOU want it, at a price YOU can afford

We can tailor our training to meet your organisation’s needs (large or small), offering advice and support to your staff and volunteers including trustee away days.

We also offer informal learning through development support for new and small groups and for larger organisations facing change or challenge.

Training is delivered at convenient accessible venues across the county borough and we can provide specifically tailored training courses for and behalf other sectors or agencies outside of the third sector.


Contact us

For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]