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Frontline Network Training Fund

Frontline Network Training Fund

Frontline Network Training Fund

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“The Frontline Network Training fund is one of the most easy to use and access resources available to front line staff in the advice sector which I’ve seen.”

In our 2018 Frontline Worker Annual Survey, staff told us that it would be useful for the Frontline Network to provide funding for training. Because of this and knowing that training is important for staff development, but that access can be difficult due to financial pressures on organisations, we created our Training Fund. Since launching this at the end of 2019 we have awarded over £15,000 towards helping 33 staff access training across the UK!

Our Training Fund is split into two streams, Individual Training and Group Training. For Individual Training, we can provide up to £500, for Group Training up to £1000. The application process for the training fund is straight forward, an application form (that can be found on our website) needs completing, highlighting how the training will be beneficial to you. If you are applying for a group training, you’ll also need to highlight that staff have asked for this training. You will also need to be registered as a member of the Frontline Network. It is free to do so, you just need to be a paid frontline worker directly supporting people experiencing homelessness.

The range and topics of training that can be applied for is broad. We have funded training on numerous topics and themes, including Universal Credit and benefits, trauma informed care, housing law through to mental health support.

If you want to apply for funding, check out our website and if you have any questions about the Training Fund, please contact Joe Coules at joseph.coules@stmartinscharity.org.uk

“In a small organisation such as ours it’s an invaluable support for training and personal development, as our own funds for staff training are quite limited.”


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