Reporting to funders

  • Data protection for community groups

    A plain-English summary of data protection responsibilities for small, volunteer-run community groups, including how to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Designing and using surveys

    Surveys are useful for finding out people’s opinions about an issue, or to gather feedback about your group’s activities. This page provides tips on getting the most out of surveys.

  • Examination of accounts

    Getting your group’s accounts independently examined: what it means, why you might want to do it, and how to go about it.

  • Free accounts systems to download

    Two easy to use Excel accounts systems which you can download for free.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

    Information to help your community group think about what you are aiming to achieve, how to find out if you are succeeding, and how to demonstrate to the outside world that what you are doing is useful.

  • Reporting to a funder

    When you receive a small grant, the organisation that gives you the grant will usually ask you to send them some information at the end of the project. Some funders provide a form for you to fill in. Others just ask you to write a short report and send it to them. This information sheet is mainly focused on writing an evaluation report from scratch, but you may also find it useful when thinking about how to fill in an evaluation form.

  • Your group's money

    Information and tips to help your whole committee take responsibility for looking after your group’s money.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups

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Website with a wide range of information and advice on setting up and running community groups, charities and social enterprises.

Have a large number of very useful, easy to read information sheets on a range of subjects, including campaigning, fundraising and publicity.

Other services you might find useful

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