Training and events

All training and events are free to Enfield community and voluntary groups unless otherwise stated.


EVON – Enfield Volunteer Organisers’ Network

Wednesday 13 December 2023 | 10am to 12pm | Online via Zoom

Peer learning workshop: the vision for volunteering, with Georgia Sanders from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Discuss how to make your volunteering programme more diverse, innovative, ambitious, equitable and person-centred.

January 2024

Enfield VCS Cost of Living Network training:
Are you ready to fundraise?

Tuesday 16 January 2024 | 10am to 12pm | Online

Does your community group or organisation need to raise money? This specially tailored training session for members of the Cost of Living Network will help you put the foundations in place for fundraising.

Enfield VCS Mental Health Network

Tuesday 23 January 2024 | 10am to 11.30pm | Online

Topic: Children and young people’s mental health

Speakers: Natasha Pencil, impact officer at key funder BBC Children in Need, Pauline Walker, counselling manager at Every Parent and Child, and Paige Gooden, young people support manager at Mind Enfield and Barnet.

Enfield VCS Cost of Living Network

Tuesday 30 January 2024 | 10am to 11.30am | Online

Abi Sommers, funding manager at City Bridge Foundation, will talk about the funder’s current grant streams and answer your questions. 

Ian McLintock, founder of Charity Excellence, will offer his insight into building your charity or community group’s resilience without compromising its impact.  

This is one of the regular meetings for the Enfield VCS Cost of Living Network. For community and voluntary groups whose members or service users may be struggling with the rising cost of living.

February 2024

Finance: Understanding annual accounts

This training session is for anyone who has to assemble year-end financial information for a charity or other voluntary organisation that has to follow charity accounting rules. 

It will be especially useful for staff or volunteer finance workers or treasurers. This course is good for beginners – you will not be expected to have much previous knowledge in this area.

March 2024

Workshop: Getting your organisation started with the right legal structures

Wednesday 6 March 2024 | 10am to 1pm | Community House, 311 Fore Street, London N9 0PZ

Are you starting up a new community or voluntary group? It’s important to get the right legal structures in place – and there are lots of different options, including becoming a registered charity, a community interest company or charitable incorporated organisation. 

This workshop will guide you through the different options, so you can find the best fit for your group, and help you get established, with the right governance arrangements in place.

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