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Build Your Community Website in 2 Days – Superhighways

When
  • Start: 2nd November, 2023 @ 9:30AM
  • End: 3rd November, 2023 @ 4:30PM
Where
  • Online event
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Do you need a new website for your charity or community organisation? Join this free training from Superhighways to learn how to create one quickly and for free.

Voice is a free website builder available to all community, not-for-profit, and voluntary groups in the UK. It is used by hundreds of organisations including charities, schools, town and parish councils, sports clubs, and special interest groups.

This two-day training course will equip you with the key skills you need to create and develop a new website for your community organisation.

By the end of the training you will have a basic website structure. You can add your own information. However, there will be practice materials available so that you can gain confidence in adding pages and editing them.

Unless your website is very simple, you are unlikely to finish your website in two days. However, we offer one-to-one support to help you complete your website ready for launch.

This session will cover

  • create your Voice website
  • add pages
  • add and edit text, links, photos
  • arrange the layout of your pages
  • discover good practice in website design

Eligibility

You do not need experience of creating or updating websites. You will need basic computer and internet skills. To take part in exercises you will need to join this session from a desktop device such as a laptop or computer.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.

Priority is given to people working or volunteering for refugee community and equality organisations.

Course dates

It takes place on Thursday 2 November and Friday 3 November, 9.30am to 4.30pm. You will need to attend both days. There will be plenty of breaks and time to complete tasks during the training.

There is also a more spread out course to build your website in 7 weeks, which starts on 25 October. Find out more and book to take part on their website.

Who funds Voice?

Voice Online Communities is part funded by National Lottery Community Fund to further develop the platform.

Additional running costs are covered by building more complex websites for those organisations with a budget. This means it is free of charge for small charities and community organisations.

Benefits of using Voice to build your website:

  • There are no ongoing costs
  • You do not have to pay for ‘hosting’
  • You can upload as many photos as you like
  • There are lots of useful functions that you can add yourself e.g. events calendar, noticeboard
  • You do not have to worry about how many photos you upload, or whether you want to include a video on your webpages.

This forms part of the Superhighways Digital Foundations programme

How to book

You can register for your free place via the button below, or via their website.