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We are a specialist, not for profit training provider working with the voluntary sector to help them work more efficiently, improve skills and knowledge and deliver even better services to their clients.

How we help you

From management and leadership to communications and fundraising, we can meet all your charity’s training needs – at a cost you can afford. Our current charges for open training courses can be viewed here and are tiered according to the income of organisation so that our training is accessible for all sizes of charities and community groups or others associated with the sector. We run regular half day, full day and two day courses all over Essex for your staff, volunteers, trustees and committee members or we can come up with a course tailored to your charity’s needs and deliver it in house.

Courses Coming Soon

Designing and Delivering Training that Sticks (Train the Trainer) 

Lots of people in our recent training needs survey said they need this course, so we have arranged one for you. This new one day course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of how to plan, design and deliver an effective learning session for their organisation’s staff, volunteers or service users. Taking place on the 14th May in Chelmsford with popular trainer Rebecca Winn…..read more and book>

Get GDPR ready

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and is the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years. It introduces new requirements for how organisations process personal data (information), so it’s essential to get informed; it’s important to get ready. If you missed our recent two courses or thought they were too expensive for your organisation, why not take part in our webinar with Paul Ticher. Places are only £25 and you get a chance to learn from, and ask questions of one of the sector’s foremost experts on the topic. Takes place online on  15th May @2pm….read more and book>

Recruitment and Selection training 

Another popular training request was on HR topics, so we have put together a new course with trainer Jackie Clifford. Recruiting and selecting the right people for your organisation is crucial. It is a time-consuming and expensive process and if you get it wrong it can have far-reaching consequences. This new two part course is ideal for people with limited experience of recruitment or for those with some experience who want to improve their skill. Taking place on 22nd May in Chelmsford …..read more and book>

Train with us

We get results

92% of people we trained last year say they are now performing better in their jobs, and 86% of charities who sent their staff to us say their organisation has become more efficient as a result.

Expert trainers, high quality training

Our trainers are the voluntary sector’s top experts in leadership, management, fundraising and communications, ready to give you the best quality training. Last year, 98% of people we trained said our trainers were either “excellent” or “good”.

Low costs

We know times are tough. We work hard to get funding to subsidise the costs of our training for charities and community groups from a range of sources. As A Non-for-Profit, all funds are invested to support the sector.

No travel

Why travel to London when you can receive the same high quality training on your doorstep? Our courses run throughout Essex, at venues convenient to you.

Suitable for big and small charities

We have training to suit everyone – whether you’re from a new or small group looking for basic guidance or from a bigger, well established organisation looking for more advanced advice. Our prices are tiered accordingly.

Relevant training

We work with charities, voluntary sector organisations and community groups. This means our training is totally relevant to you and your needs.

Our history

We were established in 1999 thanks to a Lottery grant to provide training in Uttlesford. Since then, we’ve expanded all over Essex and beyond and delivered over 2,000 courses supporting well over 21,000 people. We merged with Community360 on 1st September 2017 and will continue to offer an enhanced and sustainable training programme for the voluntary and community sector in Essex.

Latest news

Braintree District Volunteer Awards

As part of National Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) Community 360, in partnership with Braintree District Council, are hosting the Braintree District Volunteer Awards 2018. With five categories to choose from the awards celebrate the valuable contribution volunteers make to our local communities, whether it’s fundraising, running a sports club, looking after the environment, organising an event, or helping around the […]

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One Colchester Community Partnership helping people to Stay Well this winter

With overnight temperatures remaining low and April showers creeping into March over the Bank Holiday weekend, help still is on hand for Colchester residents who may need advice, support or information on how to stay warm and well during the more unsettled weather spells. The One Colchester pop up shop is home to Colchester Communities Can, a joint community project […]

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Big Lottery and Department of Digital Culture Media & Sport choose “One Colchester” as one of twenty partnerships for Place Based Social Action Programme

The Big Lottery Fund and Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) have announced the 20 partnerships taking part in the first stage of the Placed Based Social Action programme launched last October and the One Colchester Strategic Group are pleased to announce, they are one of them. The Placed Based Social Action programme is funded using £4.5 million of Government […]

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