Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups returns

Do you know how to protect your organisation against a cyber-attack? Have you thought about the risks to your business if you were hacked, phished or your online presence crashed?

Sometimes it’s easy to assume that charities and community groups are either too small or too ‘nice’ to be targeted, but have you thought about the impact of a fraudulent invoice getting through the system, how difficult it is to be truly data secure, and how damaging it is to find your email system or website unexpectedly offline? The smallest organisations are often the most vulnerable in all sorts of ways. And the average cost to a charity of a cyber security breach has been calculated to be around £1030.

“Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups”

VANEL is running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.

What will the session cover?

The session will be broken into three main parts;

  • What cyber attacks could a small charity fall victim to?
  • What simple steps can you take to enhance your cyber security?
  • What should we do if we suffer a cyber attack?

Throughout the session, we will help you understand the content through real life examples, videos and most importantly by removing the jargon that can make cyber security seem difficult to understand.

What will the session enable me to do?

The training aims to provide you with an understanding of the basics of cyber security in a small charity, and what steps you should be taking to protect your organisation. After the session you will be provided with NCSC’s Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide, and Actions Checklist to help you put your new knowledge into practice.”


Wednesday 30th October 2019
1pm – 4pm approx.
The Community Hub, Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby

Refreshments and registration from 12.30pm

There will be further training opportunities during November and December should this course fill.

Who should book?

This is a free course for charities, social enterprises, community or voluntary groups. Sorry, businesses and public sector- this training is not for you. And for individuals it’s more helpful to be learning about Scam Awareness rather than this Cyber Security approach. A very good starting point for that is the Little Book of Big Scams which has just been updated and re-released.


Places on these sessions are very limited, so booking is essential. Up to two places per organisation please. Places themselves are free. A refundable deposit of £10 is required in advance to secure each reservation. This will be returned to you at the session.

Book via or phone 01472 231123.

To pay your deposit please drop cash into our offices (23 Bargate or 82 Grimsby Road) or cheques can be posted to us. You can make a BACS payment for speed too (just ask for our bank details). Deposits will be retained in the case of a no-show on the day, otherwise cash or cheque will be returned to you during the session. Thank you.


Contact Karl Elliott at VANEL
01472 361043

For more information download a flyer here.