Resources: advice and consultancy
The following organisations offer advice and free or low-cost consultancy that supports third sector organisations to identify their taining needs.
The Cranfield Trust offers free project consultancy to small and medium sized charities involved in addressing poverty, disability or social exclusion.
The Cranfield Trust draws on a register of highly qualified volunteers from the commercial sector who give their time to act as free consultants.
These include HR specialists and CIPD members, who can carry out a Training Needs Analysis. Cranfield Trust also runs an free internet advice service HRNet.
Volunteer Centres are a network of local infrastructure organisations across England. They can offer good practice advice on how to support and develop your volunteers.
Contact details for your local volunteer centre can be found at the Volunteering England website.