Here are the next training opportunities from RVA and its partners.

As well as the above training events you can access online training on an ongoing basis through the following local and national organisations:

Governance and finance

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) offer virtual and other training options for charities on a range of topics such as trustee governance, fundraising and safeguarding. They have a reduced price for members. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30,000 can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.
Pre-recorded webinars:

The FSI – Essential Trustee Series
Free short introductory videos on essential trustee responsibilities as set out in CC3 guidance from the Charity Commission. Good basic introduction for any new trustees or those needing a refresher:

The Cranfield Trust
Offer support for charities including training and events on a range of topics from financial management, and cash-flow forecasting.
Training and events:
Pre-recorded webinars:

Small Charities Coalition
Offering training and events for those who manage small charities.

Safeguarding training

Brighter Futures for Children – refresher elearning for universal safeguarding children
This session is a free elearning refresher training for anyone who has already completed a face to face or Zoom session in the past, and just needs a refresher. If you are new to the role, please opt for a Zoom session. See list of local training above.

RBC Adult Social Care Training
RBC offer a range of adult social care training such as Safeguarding Adults Level 1 and Domestic Abuse training. This can also be attended by staff and volunteers of voluntary and community groups. Please see their website or contact Learning and Workforce Development Team via email on

Safe CIC
Safe CIC offer a range of accredited safeguarding e-learning for organisations who deliver services to children and adults. They also have a course for safeguarding for trustees.

NSPCC offer online safeguarding training for organisations who deliver services to children and young people. They also have a trustee safeguarding course.


First Aid and Health and Safety


Providing online training approved by the Health & Safety Executive, at £25+VAT or reduced for price for multiple purchases.

Online first aid training

Online food safety training 


Offering reduced price online training in August and September

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) offer a free online tool to better understand the fundamentals of fundraising.

The Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI) offer reduced price online training on various fundraising topics to member organisations. (Membership is free for most charities but you will need to subscribe in advance to take advantage of the reduced training rates)


ACAS offer free e-learning, webinars and resources, and paid for online training options for those who manage staff.


Befriending Networks UK provide a comprehensive range of training materials and support from online webinars and courses to bespoke sessions.  Costs range from free to different rates for members and non-members. Details at

East Riding Voluntary Action’s Top Tips for Telephone Befriending:

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