Training & Events

GAVCA specialises in training for the voluntary & community sector. We help organisations to up skill their team so that they are ready to meet challenges faced and be more effective in their roles. Our courses are also useful for the public and private sectors – we accept bookings from individuals too.

We have a range of courses, events and forums running throughout the year. Our next training programme runs from January to March 2016.  You can download a PDF of our course listings: GAVCA Training & Events Programme (Jan to Mar 16) or scroll through our online database below. 

GCF LogoHFC LogoWe currently have bursaries available for groups/organisations providing services that benefit people within the Stroud and Stonehouse areas of the Stroud District. These bursaries are offered thanks to funding from the Hitchins Family Trust and the Gloucestershire Community Foundation. Terms & conditions and eligibility criteria are available via our weblink.

You can book online or complete a Booking Form and email it to We can also design bespoke training courses or run one of our current courses at a time, date and venue of your choice. If you have any difficulties booking online, please contact a member of our team on 01452 332424.

Forms & Information Sheets to Download: