If you would like to be part of this network, please get in touch to explain why you would like to be involved.
Please ensure all forms are sent to Catherine Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to get in touch with Catherine if you need any further information or if you would like to express your interest in becoming part of this network.
After consultation with our Breaking Down Barriers network, we will be be bringing training and resources for you and your organisation.
We are very excited to announce a personalised training programme which starts this month. Each month will be dedicated to a different topic area so you can choose which ones are of interest to you and your organisation. Over the next 8 months, we can support one another to develop our knowledge, skills and network together. All training will be all offered free of charge to all involved in the Breaking Down Barriers network.
Please find the training flyer above, you should have received your booking form, but please get in touch if not. This contains full information about the up and coming sessions. The first one is on the 20th October and is about a topic which I know you will all want to be involved in ‘Raising Funds!!’
Please ensure your booking forms are completed and returned to Catherine Lewis as soon as possible, so places can be reserved for you in the sessions you would like to be involved in.
Places are limited to ensure the sessions can be as interactive as possible, so if you do need to cancel your place, please let us know as soon as possible so we can allocate your space to someone else.
Safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk, is everyone’s responsibility.
The NSPCC, offers a vast array of information, support and resources on their website.
You can visit their website HERE
In December 2020, we will be offering Child Protection and Safeguarding training to all members. This will give a more in-depth look at your responsibilities as an organisation, and allowing your questions to be answered.
In October 2020, we ran a number of virtual fundraising workshops. This was to support members in raising funds through a number of different ways to try and ensure we can be sustainable into the future.
Trusts and Foundations, top tips can be found HERE
As part of the Breaking Down Barriers project, members can also get free personalised 1-1 support.
Catherine Lewis, has over 12 years experience in the charity and fundraising sector. She can offer support and advice suited to your own organisation and personalised needs.
Please contact Catherine Lewis by email email@example.com, to discuss further.
Getting on Board
With 1 in 74 charities experiencing difficulties in recruiting Trustees, we partnered with Getting on Board (GOB) to look at training and support we can offer to support charities with these challenges.
The Getting on Board webinar took place on the 27th January 2021, many organisations from the BDB network as well as new organisations joined us for the session.
The session was around how we can attract diverse Trustees to our Boards, through looking at the gaps in skills on the Board already, the best places to advertise, the advertisement itself and the recruitment and induction process.
If you missed the webinar you can find the powerpoint presentation HERE
Getting on Board (GOB) have also provided some useful materials for charities to look through.
The trustee recruitment guide, which covers much of the training material in depth, can be found HERE
You can follow the link to their resource bank, which includes templates and resources for recruitment HERE
In February 2021, we offered an in-depth GDPR training session for members.
Please find below useful resources to ensure that your organisation is GDPR compliant and adheres to the laws surrounding information and data gathering and storage.
GDPR Training Handouts
GDPR Right to be Informed
GDPR Useful Links
Data Protection essentials: ICO Top Tips for Charities
Members of Breaking Down Barriers are able to use the templates below for your charity:
Some useful videos to watch
How private is your personal information:
Coffeeshop scenario – obtaining personal data and security:
On-line Fraud – the devil is in the details:
Get ahead with a Digital Spring Clean: Staysafeonline.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtemO0uAx4M
Bereavement and Loss
Our training about Bereavement and Loss was provided by the charity Cruse.
Our trainer, Elaine was extremely insightful on this topic, not only looking at grief and loss but how this can affect different communities and cultures.
Cruse provide lots of useful resources and information on their website, you can click HERE to view these and download.
Cruse also provide information about the practical things that need to be done, when someone dies. These can be found HERE
Different faiths, cutures and communties have their own beliefs during this time
Some useful links are below:
This is a useful link from Public Health England as they cover the faiths and beliefs in the UK and how to respect their wishes when someone dies from their community:
Public Health England, Faith at End of Life
In this area, you will find a range of templates and forms which we hope you and your organisation will find useful.
As a member of Breaking Down Barriers, please feel free to add your logo to these templates and use them with your members.
If you aren’t a member of BDB but would like to use some of these templates, please get in touch with Catherine Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07970 071675.
Templates to be downloaded
Ethnicity Monitoring Form Template can be downloaded HERE