BAVS Autumn Programme 2018 Coming Soon!

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.

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

All our workshops are run by experienced trainers with considerable third sector knowledge. Most of our workshop are free, although we ask for a £10 donation to cover lunch, refreshments and take-home handouts. Where there is a courses fee, this is to cover the cost of an associated trainer. Lunch will be provided at full and half-day workshops.

Networking Forums

All our networking forums, including our Bacon Butty Blethers are free. Networking forums provide an opportunity for practitioners with shared interests to meet, share information and learn from one another. Sessions will normally have a theme and an invited speaker. Lunch provided.

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 training at weekends and evenings.

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