Adur and Worthing Learning Opportunities


Fundraising Training

Topic: Be Funding Bid Ready

Dates: (attend all 3 sessions)  Thursday 2 May, Thursday 9 May and Thursday 23 May

Venue: St Paul’s (2 and 9 May ), Worthing Town Hall (23 May)

Bring along a specific idea that you want funding: to this workshop-style three-parter.  It’s a different trainer and content from our 2017 fundraising series.

Suits organisations with income below £35,000 per year.

Book: Book your place now

Charity and Not-for-Profit Organisations – How to choose the legal structure

Date: Monday 10 June, 17:30 – 19:30

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall BN11 1HA

Led by Tim Smith of GSFW Solicitors, this session will provide the opportunity to learn more about legal structures for your organisation, including the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) structure and a Community Interest Company (CIC).

The session will cover:

  • Overview of organisational structures
  • Pros and cons of Charity status
  • Factors in choosing between different organisational structures
  • How to set up a CIO and demonstrate your charitable objectives effectively
  • How to set up a CIC
  • Overview of the roles of Trustees / Directors / Members
  • Personal Liability

This course is valuable to local organisations setting up or starting out, or would like to move from constituted group to a more formal legal structure.

Volunteer co-ordinator’s forum

Date: Tuesday 18 June, 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall BN11 1HA

‘How to encourage people to volunteer, who might not usually consider it’.

Our topic will include:

  • Why all types of people should consider volunteering for you
  • Hidden barriers to volunteering, what the research shows
  • What your organisation can do to encourage broader applicants

Book:  Book your place now


Date: Tuesday 12 November, 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall BN11 1HA

Book: Book your place now

Budgeting Workshop

Topic: Developing and managing a budget that works for you and your funders

Bring your questions on budgets to charity accountant Darren Harding.   Hear about creating budgets for funding bids, identifying where expenditure should go and how particular roles or services are funded.

Date: Thursday 20 June, 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall BN11 1HA

Book: Book your place now

Trustee and Leadership Network

Topic: Roles and Responsibilities of being a Trustee

Charity lawyer Moira Protani will give a briefing on the regulatory role of the Charity Commission, and explore the responsibilities of charity trustees regarding reporting and compliance with charity legislation. The Governance Network is open to all community and voluntary organisations across Adur and Worthing, Brighton and Hove.

We will prioritise giving places to our members. To find out how to become a member see our website. Course lead: Moira Protani

Date: 17 July, 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall BN11 1HA

Book: Book your place now

Other Opportunities for advice and guidance:

Monday afternoon drop-in – Just turn up

Come in and meet Emma and the team every Monday afternoon from 1pm onwards – no need to book an appointment – just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. We’re in Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, ground floor.

  • Learn more about our services
  • Talk through an issue you’re facing
  • Get support or signposting


Community Works Lunch-Stop – Just turn up

Catch up, tell other organisations about your events and projects, share knowledge, ideas and reflect whilst offering support and building relationships over lunch in this informal forum

Shoreham – 20 May, 12:00-14:00 with light lunch – QE2 Room, Shoreham Centre

Worthing – 25 June, 12:00-14:00 with light lunch – St Pauls, Chapel Road


Volunteer Centre Worthing Booking required (Wednesdays)

Our Volunteer Centre helps with your volunteer recruitment and advertising positions online – don’t know where to start – book a slot and we’ll help!





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