Are you a small business or voluntary, community and social enterprise organisation that would love to benefit from FREE digital training, support, and investment from one of the leading digital specialists? Then read on! 

This is your chance to digitally transform your organisation, with skills training, digital strategy guidance and the potential for direct digital investment.  We have a range of exciting training opportunities for you. Please do look and if you would like something a bit more bespoke, we are happy to chat 

This project, Velocity, is being run in partnership with Cosmic – leading digital specialists – through funding from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund. 

Communities in the Digital Age – Digital Leadership programme 

 An amazing opportunity to attend a series of free online workshops (using Zoom) that will help you to develop your digital strategy. The course is open to leaders and those responsible for strategic development in the organisation. 

**Usually, this type of training would cost thousands, you can get this for free! ** 

 Learning with a group of like-minded leaders over 3 workshops, you will discover; 

  • How to develop a 3–5-year digital strategy for the organisation and how to successfully implement  
  • Discover how technology can transform the way you work and how you support your customers and community. 

We are really pleased to announce that the next set of course dates have just been released!  The first one will take place on Thursday 14th July and then every Thursday for the next 2 weeks, Thursday 21st July and Thursday 28th July. 

“As a Trust, the covid pandemic led us into digital technology as an essential rather than a desirable ingredient of our charity activities. Therefore, the recent opportunity to engage in a digital leadership course was an excellent opportunity to gain a sound understanding of digital and how this impacts on our charity. 

I have to say, I was not sure how I would benefit from the course and what I would learn that would help our organisation, however, from the first session, I realised just how essential digital is to our ongoing Trust activity. By the end of the programme, I had a good understanding of Digital and the ability to ensure our Trust fully embeds this technology in our future operations.” - John Puddy, Chairman SS Freshspring 

You will get exclusive access to a free Cosmic diagnostics session if you sign up and attend. Cosmic’s consultants will work with you to identify your technology needs with the opportunity for funded solutions and training, direct to your organisation. You can then apply for funding (up to £2,000) to digitally transform your organisation if you are a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation. 

Signing up could not be easier, just send an email to or call one of the team on 01237 420132 

Welcome to the Digital Age - workshop programme  

A series of free workshops that will help you to overcome your digital fears and build your confidence to grow and future proof your organisation. These are available for ALL staff and volunteers of community groups and organisations; you can attend as many or as few as you would like.  

With unlimited access to the workshop series, you will learn how to;  

Workshop                                              Date                                              Time    

Introduction to LinkedIn - Weds 15 June - 10:00 – 12:00  

The Power of Collaboration with Microsoft 365 - Thurs 23 June - 10:00 – 12:00 

Boost Your Productivity with Microsoft 365 - Thurs 30 June - 14:00 – 16:00 

Social Media Essentials – Setting up your Organisations Profiles - Mon 11 July - 14:00 – 16:00 

Tackling Climate Change with Digital - Tues 12 July - 10:00 – 13:00 

Microsoft 365 – Everything you didn’t know you could do with M365 - Mon 8 July - 14:00 – 16:00 

Getting Started with TikTok - Weds 13 July - 10:00 -12:00 

Foundations of Facebook - Tues, 19 July - 10:00 – 12:00 

Everyday Essential - Word & Excel - Weds 20 July - 14:00 – 16:00 

Foundations of Instagram - Thurs 28 July - 10:00 – 12:00 

Moving Forward – developing your action plan - Weds 3 August - 10:00 – 12:00 

Automate Your Business Processes with M365 - Thurs 4 August - 10:00 – 12:00 

Getting Started with TikTok - Thurs 4 August - 19:00 – 21:00 

Reducing your Digital Carbon Footprint – taking those first steps - Tues, 9 August - 10:00 – 13:00 

Instagram: Next Steps - Weds, 10 August - 14:00 – 16:00 

Facebook: Next Steps - Tues 16 August - 14:00 – 16:00 

Everyday Essential - Outlook - Weds 17 August - 10:00 – 12:00 

Moving Forward – developing your action plan - Thurs 18 August - 10:00 – 12:00 

Reducing your Digital Carbon Footprint – taking those first steps - Weds 21 September - 10:00 – 13:00 

Moving Forward – developing your action plan - Weds 28 September - 10:00 – 12:00 

Reducing your Digital Carbon Footprint – taking those first steps - Tues 18 October - 10:00 – 13:00 

Moving Forward – developing your action plan - Thurs 20 October - 0:00 – 12:00 

Booking couldn’t be easier! Just click on the link below and it will take you through to Eventbrite.  

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Interested in signing up?

Call 01237 420142 to speak to a member of the Velocity team or drop an email to

Finally, please pass this on to other organisations in the County that you think may benefit.

Our funders:

  • Torridge District Council
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Northam Town Council
  • Bideford Bridge Trust
  • Bideford TC
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Devon County Council
  • European Union: European Social Fund