For one-to-one advice on how to set up a new community organisation in Bradford district (including charity registration) please contact the voluntary organisation support officer team.

Governance Courses

In-house Committee/ Board Training

CVS Training has funding to provide low-cost in-house board and management committee training just for your organisation. The sessions are:

  • Roles and responsibilities of management committees/ trustees
  • Good Practice/ Code of Governance for boards and management committees

We can arrange these sessions at a time and place to suit you - evenings and weekends included (with notice). An in-house session means you can discuss your organisation in detail and work on the issues that are important to you. We ask for a contribution towards time, materials and expenses on a sliding scale so that training is affordable for groups of all income levels.

We can also provide facilitation for away days and planning sessions and training on Strategic Planning and Effective Meetings - quotes available on request.

How to arrange training for your committee or board

Email and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements. Alternatively download the in house training request form

complete and return it to

If you are in the process of charity registration or changing your legal structure then we will arrange the session once your governing documents are finalised. 

Feedback from previous governance courses

"We were given a clear overview of management committees and their legal status by a well-informed presenter. We now need to make our next steps as a committee."

"Really good pace, checking understanding, plenty of time for questions."

"The new Directors found the sessions regarding roles and responsibilities very helpful."

"The session clarified the status we currently have and the status we are working towards."

"An excellent session - good to do this training as a board to get a reminder of our responsibilities."

Resources to Download

The Essential Trustee: 6 main duties - Charity Commission

The Essential Trustee: full guidance - Charity Commission

Charity Governance Code - for larger charities.

Charity Governance Code - for smaller charities.

National Occupational Standards for Trustees and Management Committee Members.