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Hastings Voluntary Action organises a range of training opportunities throughout the year to enable voluntary and community organisations, and the people within them, to thrive. Often the training is facilitated in partnership with other trainers or training organisations. However, due to COVID19 restrictions, other trainers and organisations have suspended face to face training until further notice, moving their training online. 

Mental Health Awareness, Q & A Session on Basic First Aid                                                                                               Website:                                                                                                              Email: 

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (Child Protection & Safeguarding)                                                          Website:                                                                                                                     Email:

East Sussex Learning Portal Website:                                                                                                                            Website:                                                                                                   Email:

Due to COVID19 restrictions, HVA have suspended our face to face training until 2021. Please visit our Events page regularly to get any updates, as we get them, about the resuming of face to face training.

Training modules usually available:

FUNDING                                                                                                                                                                    Finding the Funds
Applying for Large Grants
Sustainable Funding
Briefings about specific sources of funding

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                      Committee Skills
Chairing scary meetings
Child protection

VOLUNTEERING                                                                                                                                                          Volunteer Management
Health & Safety for volunteers 

COMMUNICATION                                                                                                                                                  Producing a newsletter
Press, publicity & promotion
Public speaking

BESPOKE TRAINING                                                                                                                                                          If you want specific training for your organisation, HVA or one of our partners may be able to deliver it. Contact Peter Thorpe on 01424 444010 for a discussion or email 

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