This is the page for those of you looking for support for a voluntary or community group, either established or if you are considering setting one up.
We have put together an essential toolkit covering a range of topics (see list) which will hopefully be able to answer many of your questions but if you cannot see what you need please contact our Community Development team on 023 8090 2460
We have a variety of training courses available.
Our information pages are simply written and aim to cover the essentials of running a group and its activities. We will update information on a regular basis and add new fact sheets when they become available.
To access information and fact sheets on the following topics please click on any of the titles below this will require you to enter your email address and the name of your group or organisation (just enter your email address if you are not affiliated to anyone).
A business plan outlines the purpose, aims, objectives and future plans of an organisation. It is a clear strategy of how the organisation will develop over a fixed period of time. Our information sheet will explore this in greater depth
A recurring challenge for many voluntary and community groups is having the funds to support their work. This information pack aims to provide you with: An overview on the key funding options you can consider and details on funding advice and where you can get help
Many voluntary and community groups (VCOs) are committed to ensuring that the services they provide have a real impact that make a difference to quality of life.
The trustees or management committee members of a voluntary or community organisation have a duty to protect its people and property from risk. Taking out insurance is one of the ways in which you can carry out this duty.
An easy to follow guide to effective promotion in the voluntary and community sector
Information on quality standards, approaches and assessments, and how to plan and learn from them
Please note: The information above is free to use but we may contact you at a later date to see if the information you were looking for is available to you.