We support charities and community groups with developing best practice and policies and procedures.

We produce a range of information sheets but if you can’t find what you are looking for or need additional advice and information, please get in touch.

Getting Started

Starting up a community group
Co-operatives and Community Enterprises
Structures for setting up your organisation
Simple constitution template
Registering as a charity

Running your Group

What is a Committee?
The role of Chairperson
The Role of a Secretary
The Role of a Treasurer
Opening a group bank account
Organising your AGM
Closing your organisation
Writing a Business Plan

Volunteer Management best practice guide
How to develop a volunteering opportunity
Digital Volunteering
Best practice in recruiting and retaining volunteers

Useful Resources, Policies and Procedures

Insurance for groups
DBS Checks

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy Template

Useful information on safeguarding 2018
Simple Child Protection Policy Template
Health and Safety
Data Protection
Equal Opportunities Policy Template
Risk Assessment
Legal Advice

Funding & Finance

First Steps to Fundraising
Proving the Need for Your Work
Aims Outcomes and Outputs
Organising your Funding Information
Do It Yourself (DIY) Fundraising
Grant Funding
Funding Jargon Buster
Getting Support from Companies
Funding Toolkits
Common Funding Mistakes….And How To Avoid Them!
Monitoring and Evaluating your Project
Sustainable Incomes
Full Cost Recovery