Community Action Lanarkshire offer FREE training for community projects in: Administration and Finance, Event promotion, Interpretation planning, Press and PR, Project Management and Evaluation, and Social Media and Digital training, as detailed below. It is available to those working on community projects in the Community Action Lanarkshire area.

Administration and Financial training

• Use of Microsoft office including Word (creating letters, forms and detailed documents) and Excel (setting up spreadsheets, databases and using formulas)

• Minute taking

• Setting up electronic calendars

• Managing your funding application evidence

Event Promotion

• Planning for an event, including carrying out Risk Assessments

• How, where and when to promote your event

• Promoting your event on social media

• Poster design

• Using ticketing tools (e.g. Eventbrite)

Interpretation Planning

• An introduction to interpretation

• How to plan your interpretation project, including audience development

• What makes good interpretation

Press and PR training

• Identifying news opportunities

• How to write effective press releases

• How to write blog posts

• Promoting news stories

• Identifying press contacts

• Planning and developing a Communications Strategy

• Keeping your website up to date

• Developing a brand for your organisation

Project Management and Evaluation

• Project planning / inception

• Costing and procurement

• Tender process

• Project delivery

• Managing cashflow

• Evaluation including recording methods, indicators and measures

Social Media and Digital training

• Setting up Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts

• Keeping your social media accounts up to date

• Creating a social media strategy

• Citizen Journalism / learn to shoot and edit video

• Website and social media analytics

To find out more, please contact us.

We can also help match any training needs you have identified in your communities, from Food Safety to First Aid and more.

Browse community focussed training opportunities on the following links:

Arts and Business Scotland

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Creative Scotland

Paths for All

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Scottish Community Development Centre

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

Youth Scotland

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