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Free campaigning and influencing training for local organisations

posted 7 Feb 2014, 12:49 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:03 ]

Date: 18-Mar-2014

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), in partnership with Involve Yorkshire & Humber, is offering free training and support to local voluntary and community organisations to build their campaigning and influencing skills. 

Deadline to register your interest is 7 February 2014.

Over the course of four weeks, and through a mix of online activities, tailored one-to-one support and a full-day workshop in Leeds, organisations will learn more about the changes in policy at the local level and how to engage with local decision-makers and public bodies. 

A full-day workshop in Leeds will be held on Tuesday 18 March 2014.

This training is free and offers elements of NCVO’s Certificate in Campaigning course worth up to £2058. 

What’s in it for you:

·         You’ll gain a better understanding of what’s happening in your local area

·         You’ll learn how to better engage with and influence local decision makers

·         You’ll improve your skills in campaigning and influencing

·         You’ll learn about other support networks in your local area

·         You’ll receive pre and post-workshop support to help put your learning into practice

How to apply 
To apply for this training, please email Neena Bhati ( to register your interest before 7 February.  We will confirm your place on the training after this date. 

Spaces are limited so register your interest soon. 

Please note places are free and limited so a penalty fee of £50 will apply for cancellations or drop-outs after being accepted on the course.  Activities will take place over the course of four weeks and will require completion.

For more information about the programme, visit the Know How Non Profit website

For further information and how to register go to V-hive, the information portal for the voluntary sector, businesses and individuals which is managed by the Forum.