Bavs Spring Programme 2020

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 the events below by clicking on the title and following the link to our Eventbrite booking system.

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


Vision 4 Eyemouth

Monday 27th January, 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.


Intergenerational Training for Trainers and Practitioners

Thursday 19th March 2020, 10am – 4pm

£75 Full / £50 Concession (please enquire as you are likely to be eligible)

The course is divided into three areas and covers the following learning outcomes:

What is Intergenerational Practice?

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Describe what intergenerational practice is and how it can be defined.
  • Explain how planned 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.
  • Explain the relationship between intergenerational practice activities, policy and outcomes.

Bringing Groups Together

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Give examples of how to bring generations together to effectively meet challenges and overcome barriers.
  • Describe the importance of bringing different generations together during a staged process.
  • Demonstrate how to address ageism and stereotyping through a range of activities.
  • Describe and demonstrate how intergenerational activities and projects can be accessible and inclusive.

Social Impact

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of monitoring and evaluating intergenerational activities and projects in a planned way.
  • Evaluate the potential impact which intergenerational practice may have on participants and within communities.
  • Demonstrate a range of approaches to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Describe the issues around participation and involvement in monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Choose a range of methods for presenting information and the evidence collected during monitoring and evaluation.

GWT is pleased to confirm that the following training courses have been CPD accredited by the CPD Standards Office which aids you in your career progression and advancement.


Health and Safety for Community Groups and Small Charities

Tuesday 24th March, 10 am – 1pm

Cost: £25 per person

This course is specially designed for community groups, village halls, small charities and other voluntary organisations to give them practical organisational and management advice; steps including risk assessment; and the tools and information they need to protect their volunteers, staff and the public and make safety and compliance a reality.Key outcomes:

  • An understanding of their organisation’s general duties towards volunteers, staff and the public in respect of health and safety law
  • Raised awareness of good health and safety management practice
  • An understanding of how to conduct a risk assessment

Trainer:  This course is being delivered by David Green an experienced trainer who works regularly with small charities, voluntary and community groups. 

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