We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Devon, offering fully funded training, support and investment over the next six months. This is your chance to digitally transform your organisation, with skills training, digital strategy guidance and the potential for direct investment into new hardware, software and processes.  

The aim is to enable organisations & groups to increase their capacity, build resilience, to be better connected, more sustainable and ready to take on future challenges.  Velocity is a project being run in partnership with Cosmic – leading digital specialists – through funding from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund.

We want to invite you to take part in this programme, whether you are a charity, social enterprise, CIC, voluntary group or community organisation – you can benefit!  Workshops will be a blend of virtual and face to face depending on Covid restrictions.

Communities in the Digital Age – Digital Leadership programme

An amazing opportunity for leaders to attend a series of free workshops that will help you to develop your digital strategy for your organisation.

Learning with a group of like-minded leaders over 5 workshops, you will discover

  • How to build a simple digital strategy to transform your organisation.
  • The digital health of your organisation, and the next digital steps.
  • Ways to develop your people to adopt and navigate digital change.
  • Understand the digital landscape of your community and develop new processes and services.
  • Using digital to reduce your impact on resources and the environment.

The next course will start on 19th April, running for 5 weeks and we are really pleased to say that there is another course is set to run from 11th May onwards, also for 5 weeks.  Each workshop will be 5 hours long.

 The course is open to leaders and those responsible for strategic development in the organisation. Grants might be available to those that attend the programme for further digital development of your organisation.

Digital Diagnostics and Technical Solutions

You’ll get exclusive access to a free Cosmic diagnostics session if you attend Stream 1.  Cosmic’s consultants will work with you to identify your technology needs with the potential for funded solutions and training, direct to your organisation. 

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'd like.

With unlimited access to the workshop series, you will learn.

  • What makes a good website, and easy ways to build your own presence.
  • Ways to market yourself digitally.
  • The role of social media in building your community.
  • Making the most of digital devices, your smartphone, Microsoft 365 and tablet.
  • Easy ways to build content and create engagement.

The workshops will run until the end of June.  The workshops are all bite sized at 2 hours! Anyone can sign up so please do spread the word.  Just click here and go through to Eventbrite to book on, you will need to give a few details such as name and which organisation you work for.

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