Training and Events

Bavs Training and Events Programmes

Bavs supports the development of the third sector in Berwickshire. Our programmes are 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.

Because of the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our training programmes and events have moved online.


Covid Risk Assessment, Step by Step

  • Tuesday, 4 May 2021 6.30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 5 May. 11am-12.30pm

How do you conduct a COVID-19 safety risk assessment? This short workshop will take you through the practical steps needed to ensure that COVID-19 hazards are properly assessed and evaluated at your organisation’s premises; and that you are meeting your legal duties towards others (including the public). It is aimed at anyone responsible for health and safety within their charity, community group, or social enterprise.

Next dates for Vision for Eyemouth sessions.

Please book on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link to join.  V4E events are FREE and everyone with an interest in Eyemouth is welcome.

Tuesday 20th April 3.30pm – 5pm  Special V4E “Living in an Eco-Town”

Tuesday 15th June 3.30pm – 5pm  Vision 4 Eyemouth

If you are interested in particular courses such as first aid, running effective meetings, charities accounting and assertiveness, or any others, please get in touch with a request.  Email

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