The Right Start – Introductory Training Sessions

The Right Start provides FREE training for Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Organisations.

Right Start

Below you will find the date and subject of the next Right Start training sessions:

6th June 2017 | 09.30 – 12.30

Community Fire Station LEEK

Writing Basic Business Plans

  • Why have a business plan? What are the benefits?
  • The difference between a business plan and a strategic plan
  • What you are attempting to achieve with a business plan and how that will impact on how you write it.
  • The elements of business plan
  • Different presentations and templates


12th June 2017 | 13:30 – 16:30

Support Staffordshire LICHFIELD

Involving Volunteers

  • Why people volunteer and the importance of motivation
  • Volunteer Policies – what does ‘good’ look like?
  • Recruitment – writing good role descriptions to recruit effectively
  • Support and supervision
  • Retention of volunteers – reward and recognition


19th June 2017 | 18:00 – 21:00

Community Fire Station TAMWORTH

Committee & Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

  • What is the role of a trustee/committee member?
  • An overview of different legal structures for organisations
  • The different roles and skills required on a committee or board
  • Overview of constitution
  • What are charitable purposes and why are they important?
  • The mechanics of holding effective meetings


27th June 2017 | 13:30 – 16:30

Support Staffordshire CANNOCK

Writing Good Policies and Procedures

Why do we have policies & procedures?

  • Best practice in writing policies & procedures
  • Overview of different types of policies
  • Detailed examination of safeguarding, health & safety, equalities and data protection policies


5th July 2017 | 13.30 – 16.30


Income Generation & Funding

  • Overview of writing funding bids and terminology used
  • Fundraising strategies & legalities
  • Sponsorship
  • Legacies


Book via the Support Staffordshire website or for further information contact
Support Staffordshire Training on 01785 413162 or