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COMMUNITY organisations will have a chance to gain new skills from a one-day course being held in Arbroath next month.

Angus Credit Union is hosting a practical workshop called ‘Demonstrating Impact’ on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old & Abbey Church.

Staff and committee members from a range of organisations will come together to learn how to plan and track their services so that they are able to show their funders and supporters the difference they make in the community.

Angus Credit Union, which was the first credit union in the UK to be awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, is organising this course to develop the skills of its own board members and staff.

Linda McDonald, the deputy chair of Angus Credit Union, explained: “We felt that this was also a good chance to invite other organisations along so we can exchange ideas about evaluating our work. We have invited an experienced trainer to lead the day, and it will be a very hands-on type of learning.”

So far four other organisations have booked places on the course, and there is room for more.

Bookings are open until April 5 and a place on the course costs £50 including lunch and refreshments. To book, e-mail office@anguscreditunion.co.uk or ‘phone the credit union on 01307 463388 or 01241 874477.