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Training and Events for Physical Activity Providers

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‘Sustain and Build Your Physical Activity Offer’ – Free Online Courses

Sustain and Build Your Physical Activity Offer is a partnership between Active Devon and Iridescent Ideas CIC offering a free programme of support for Devon’s physical activity providers. The programme aims to support community physical activity providers who want to develop their offer or idea, grow their reach or impact, and become sustainable, resilient and well positioned to help Devon’s communities get active well into the future.

As part of this programme, there are a number of free online courses available up until April 2024. These courses are designed to be easy to access, completed in your own time and at your own pace. You can dip in and out as you choose, focussing on the topics that interest you. They provide practical resources to help you and provide signposting to other support if needed.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to social enterprise
  • How to write a business plan
  • How to measure social impact
  • Social investment, funding and finance
  • Choose the right structure for your organisation
  • How to set up a Community Interest Company
  • How to set up a Charity
  • How to set your vision, mission and values

How to Access the Sustain and Build Your Physical Activity Offer Free Online Courses

To access these free online courses, please email your name and organisation name to training@activedevon.org. You will then be sent an access code and can access the courses any time up until 30 April 2025.

Click the video link below to hear Tamsin Phelvin from Active Devon and Gareth Hart from Iridescent Ideas CIC, talk about the programme.

A Local Activity Provider Said:

I have taken advantage of two of your online training courses:  Social Investment, Funding and Finance and Measuring Social Impact.  As a complete newcomer to grant application, I found both of these courses extremely useful.  They have given me a great starting point. They have helped me to understand the language to use and have given me some ideas of where to look for funding. I loved that the videos were short but detailed and that you provided useful templates. Great work!!  Will definitely be doing some more courses to help my development.”