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Introduction to finding and taking on premises for the first time

09/05/2014 @ 10:00 - 13:00

This course will enable you to identify your premises needs – e.g. your own premises or shared space – and whether or not your organisation has the organisational structure to take on premises.  You will learn how to find premises and explore how to fund them.  The course will cover options for occupying premises and recent development in community rights.

Who should attend: This is an introductory course for those planning to take on premises for the first time, or who are thinking about doing this.  If you have little knowledge about property or wish to extend your knowledge, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to understand your premises needs and how best to meet them.

What you will achieve: At the end of the session you will be able to understand:

• How to assess and meet  your organisation’s premises needs?

• What changes you may need to make to your organisation’s structure before taking on premises?

• How to search for premises?

• Costs and funding implications.

• The advantages and disadvantages of different ways to occupy premises.

• How to identify any further training or work you need to do to equip your organisation to make appropriate premises arrangements.

• Your community rights.

The Trainer: Grace Smith has worked in the voluntary and community sector for over 20 years, during which she has served as a Trustee/Director and Chair for several charities in east London, and founded a charity providing training and employability support to people seeking work.  As a trainer and consultant she has wide experience in governance matters, compliance and all aspects of organisational management.

To secure your place on this course, please complete the application form and send it to Maria Gonzalez at by Friday 25th April.



10:00 - 13:00


Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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