Training

BAVS Autumn Programme 2019

BAVS supports the development of the third sector in Berwickshire. Our programme is for volunteers, staff and trustees from third sector organisations. Although priority is given to the third sector in Berwickshire, we welcome participants from outwith the county and from other sectors.

You can book on any of the events below by clicking on the title and following the link to our Eventbrite booking system.

You can also download the full programme here.

All events will be held at Berwickshire Housing Association, 55 Newtown Street, Duns, TD11 3AU unless otherwise stated.


Diversity Network

Tuesday 27th August, 10am –  12 noon

Free event

A networking forum for anyone interested in improving awareness of equality and diversity issues in our communities. At this session we will discuss events to be held in Berwickshire during Scottish Borders Diversity Week, 23rd-27th September.


Butty Blether – Coldstream Community Centre

Thursday 19th September, 10am – 12 noon

Free event

Our regular informal get together held in different village halls across Berwickshire. Come along, network,have a butty and catch up with friends, new and old.
At this event we have two speakers;

The Scottish Parliament Outreach Team (rescheduled from June). The main aim of the team is to help build relationships between people and Parliament, helping community groups bring their lived experience into decision making in Parliament.

Janice McNeill from Encompass will be speaking about Self-Directed Support (SDS). SDS is the way that social care is now offered. It aims to give more choice, flexibility and control over your care.


Workshop – Everyone Welcome

Tuesday 24th September, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Free workshop

An interactive workshop which explores how current legislation can support the organisations and groups we are involved with to become more inclusive and welcoming to everyone in our community.  By the end of this workshop you will have a plan of improvements to take back to your organisation.  This workshop is for staff and volunteers from third sector organisations, community groups and village halls.


 

Intergenerational Training for Trainers & Practitioners

Facilitated by Generations Working Together

Thursday 26th September, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £50 (lunch included)

An interactive and practical workshop for anyone working with groups and organisations who would like to develop their understanding of the benefits of intergenerational working. The course will look at how intergenerational work can be relevant to meeting policy aims in different areas of social policy, community development and work with children, families and older people.


Become a Citizens Advice Bureau Champion

Thursday 3rd October, 10am – 12:30pm

Free workshop

Facilitated by Citizens Advice Scotland

Ever wondered what your local Citizens Advice Bureau actually does? Now’s your chance to find out . Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for local people interested in finding out more about the work we do to help promote this locally. The aim of the event is for the CAB champions to help vulnerable people get access to the support they need. The information session will cover the aims and principles of Citizens Advice as well as an overview of the service we provide and our award winning adviser training programme. No commitment necessary!


Introduction to Enterprise

Thursday 10th October, 9:45am – 1pm

Free workshop (lunch included)

Facilitated by Social Investment Scotland

The Introduction to Enterprise workshop is really useful for those at the early stages of considering enterprising activities. Designed for individuals, staff, managers or board members of community groups, social enterprises and charities, it will helping participants consider how they or their group could establish enterprising activities for social benefit. Run by Scotland’s national social enterprise start-up support organisation, Firstport, the workshops are a blend of knowledge and experience and helps attendees consider legal models, ideas generation, feasibility and action planning.

This workshop is part of a series of free events brings together local and national agencies to support organisations across the new South of Scotland Economic Partnership region in developing enterprising activities.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, please advise of any dietary requirements upon booking.


Workshop – Dementia Friends – BAVS Charity Shop, Eyemouth 

Thursday 24th October, 10:30am – 12 noon

Hosted by Alzheimer Scotland

Free workshop

Anyone can become a Dementia Friend – it’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.
Learn a little bit about what it’s like to live with dementia and what we can do in our community to help people living with dementia and their carers.


Workshop – Dementia Friends – Coldstream Community Centre

Thursday 24th October, 1:30pm – 3pm

Hosted by Alzheimer Scotland

Free workshop

Anyone can become a Dementia Friend – it’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.
Learn a little bit about what it’s like to live with dementia and what we can do in our community to help people living with dementia and their carers.


Vision 4 Eyemouth

Monday 28th October, 4 – 6pm

Free event

Vision for Eyemouth gathering is an open public meeting, anyone is welcome to share work and ideas. The format of the meeting is informal. There will be tea, cake and an opportunity to hear what people are doing in the area. The session will provide opportunities to network and share ideas.
This event is free.


Charity Accounting

Wednesday 30th October 2019, 9am – 12:30pm

Trainer: Elaine Alsop – Chartered Accountant specialising in charity accounting

Cost: £40 (£20 for Village Halls kindly subsidised by Berwickshire Federation of Village Halls)
This workshop offers essential guidance for those who want to gain more knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and finance workers in relation to charity finances and how to produce accounts that will be accepted by The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
To book, please email Jenny Haines – Jenny.Haines@bavs.org.uk


Berwickshire Federation of Village Halls AGM

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 9:30am – 12 noon

Free event

As well as general business we will have a talk on the future funding of village halls across the Borders.  Abundant Borders will give a talk about how village halls can set up community gardens and promote healthy eating through cooking lessons and community lunches.

 


Butty Blether – Ayton Community Hall

Thursday 14th November 2019, 10am – 12 noon

Free event

Our regular informal get together held in different village halls across Berwickshire. Come along, network,have a butty and catch up with friends, new and old.

Speaker to be confirmed


Tailored Governance Training for Trustees

We can provide tailored training to new and existing boards. Training can be adapted to meet the learning needs of your board. We are happy to travel to you and can deliver weekend or evening training.

This training could include:

  • Becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)
  • Roles and responsibilities of being a Trustee
  • Measuring social impact
  • Committee skills, eg, running effective meetings, minute taking, chairing skills.

For more information and an initial discussion, please contact Jenny Haines on 01361 883137 or e-mail jenny.haines@bavs.org.uk