Would you like to improve the quality of your project design and management, increase your chances of securing funding for your project and learn a range of practical tools to support your project work? 3VA's Project Management course, which returns in February, is designed with the voluntary and community sector in mind.
Participants taking the course will develop skills to help them become more efficient in designing and delivering projects. This course was developed based on your feedback that we gathered over the last year through our annual membership renewal, training feedback forms and our group support work. The main focus of the course is to equip and empower you with enhanced designing and management tools as well as techniques to help you make your project relevant, feasible and sustainable, which are the main attributes that funders are looking for in grant applications.
The course is divided into 4 individual modules that follow the different stages of project management - from developing ideas and evidencing the need to fundraising, implementation, evaluation, reporting and identifying future work. We would recommend taking part in all 4 modules, however, they can be taken separately if there is a particular element of Project Management that you feel you need extra support in or where you would like to develop your skills. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity for a follow-up appointment with 3VA for any further assistance, as well as a free copy of our “Essential Guide to Fundraising”.
All the modules are delivered by Helen Meade, whose experience in the third sector ranges from voluntary action for small, grass roots community organisations to project management for national charities. Helen has worked as a Community Development Officer for 3VA, delivering several projects and developing a more rigorous and effective evaluation system for the organisation. She is currently the Programme Coordinator for the Railway Land Wildlife Trust in Lewes. Helen also teaches at the Open University and has completed research there on evaluation in cross-sectoral partnerships.
The course fee is £35 per module for 3VA members and £50 for non-members or £105 for all four modules for 3VA members and £150 for non-members. Each session will meet at Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
How to Book
For further information about the individual modules and to book your place, please click on the links below:
- Modules 1-4: Project Management - Clear Direction and Practical Tools (7 February to 15 March)
- Module 1: Introduction to Project Design and Development (7 February)
- Module 2: Skills for Project Funding (21 February)
- Module 3: Getting Your Project Underway, Planning Ahead of Evaluation (7 March)
- Module 4: Reporting on Progress and Identifying New Opportunities (15 March)