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Training opportunities

We provide free training and support to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence to get involved.

Course description

Treasurer Skills

This course will go through the responsibilities and practices of a community group, keeping accurate records and good housekeeping.

Understanding Equality and Diversity

This course will explore the differences between individuals, cultures and communities. It will look at inequalities in society and promote ways to overcome their negative effects on the diversity of groups.

Accounts and Bookkeeping

This course will look at different ways of keeping and presenting accurate and transparent financial records.

Easy Chair – Chairing Skills

This course will look at different tools and techniques to prepare you to be an effective chair.

Confident Committee

This course will look at the roles of committee members and how to deal with difficult issues within a committee to get positive results.

Successful Secretaries

This course will look at the responsibilities and practices of a community group secretary.

Conflict & Resolution

This course will look techniques to resolve difficult situations, mainly within groups.

Developing & Managing Community Projects

This course will look at project management skills and help you to turn ideas into reality.

Bidding for Grants

This course will look the bidding process for funding applications.

Introduction to Hackney Homes

This course will cover the history of Hackney Homes and key achievements to date.

Managing Community Halls

This course will look at hall management procedures, health and safety, fire risk assessment and keeping records of income and expenditure.

Getting started – Starting a Community Group

This course will look at the basic tools and processes to get a community group started.

Better Money Management

This course will look at taking control of your finances and help you with keeping track of your money, budgeting, making money decisions and managing debt.


This course will develop your awareness of and the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

For more information about our training opportunities or to book a place, contact our Resident Participation Team.

Page updated on: 2 July 2019

Resident Participation Team