Information on running a group
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Fundraising ideas and information, Information about conducting research, Information about monitoring and evaluation, Information on funding sources, Information on insurance, Information on legal structures, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on running a group, Information on running events and festivals, Support for artists and arts organisations
Information about arts council funding, lottery funding and lots of useful links to other art related things.
Plus useful information sheets on aspects of running an arts organisation, such as insurance, organising an event, setting up a business and working with communities.
They don't publish an email address. You have to complete the
ACIE maintains a register of independent examiners.
Financial Management Toolkit and Fundraising Toolkit on website.
Provide a range of guides on quality assurance, monitoriing and evaluation, including PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). Some resources are free to download from their website.
Help with developing constitutions and sample constitutions, Information on charities and charity law, Information on insurance, Information on legal structures, Information on managing money, Information on running a group, Information on running childrens groups, Information on setting up a company, Risk Assessment (Financial and Organisational)
Very comprehensive website with information how to set up a charity, legal guidance, and a database of all registered charities. Also has specialist guidance section specifically aimed at small groups wanting to become charities.
The Charity Commission is now part of the GOV.uk site, which can make it difficult to search for the information you need. They advise you to:
- always include 'charity commission' in your search terms, eg 'report serious incident charity commission'
- enter your search term, then select 'Charity Commission' from the drop down list of 'Organisations' on the search results page
Some specific guidance you may find useful:
- Information on the regulations about accounts and reporting for registered charities
- Guidance on the forms of insurance available to charity trustees, highlighting the importance of risk assessment
- Model governing documents for charities, including unincorporated associations and small charities
- Guidance about trustee conflicts of interest, including employing trustees
- Enquiries form
Finding volunteers, Help with developing policies and sample policies, Help with fundraising, Information about managing volunteers, Information on funding sources, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on running a group, Networking and finding other community groups, One to one support with managing money, Providers of example equal opportunities policies, Statistics and data, Training for community groups, Training in book-keeping
Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:
- A network of elected representatives, who speak on behalf of the sector at council and strategic partnership meetings.
- Six-monthly conferences and other networks where community and voluntary groups can get together and share experiences, information and views
- Volunteer Centre services: You can advertise volunteer opportunities on the Community Works website. They also have a good practice guide for community groups who work with volunteers. It includes sample forms and policies for groups to adapt. They also run a forum for volunteer managers.
- Support for trustees and management committee members
- Business skills volunteering, which brokers relationships between voluntary groups and businesses
- A programme of training courses
- A mentoring scheme
- One-to-one consultancy
- A funding bid reading service
- A bank of sample policies and procedures, to help larger organisations develop their own policies.
- a free monthly DBS advice surgery in partnership with Safety Net, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.
- free half-hour one-to-one advice surgeries on any topic. These run on the last Tuesday of each month, between 2pm and 4.30pm. You need to book in advance - email email@example.com or call 01273 234023
They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.
Useful online information on the role of the management committee, and other topics related to the community and voluntary sector.
Free online reference and decision-making tool for charities, social enterprises and co-operative organisations.
Get Legal has been developed by NCVO, with support from BWB, to enable organisations to access information and guidance on the most appropriate legal form and governance structure for delivering their goals.
A useful collection of simple information sheets on running groups, covering things like What Insurance do we need?, The committee's essential responsibilities, A Glossary of Committee and Meeting terms, Committee rifts and disputes, How well does your group run?, and a Good Practice Guide on Volunteering.
Fundraising ideas and information, Information about campaigning, Information about community shares, Information about monitoring and evaluation, Information about social media, Information on running a group
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.
Fundraising ideas and information, Information about community shares, Information about managing volunteers, Information on being an employer, Information on charities and charity law, Information on insurance, Information on legal issues, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on running a group
NCVO have a wide range of information on all aspects of running a community and voluntary group. They publish guidance on trustee liability and on insurance for volunteers and organisations, You can also ask questions about working in the community and voluntary sector. For example, how to recruit trustees, queries about employment legislation, or where to get a financial advisor.
NCVO's Workforce Project aims to share best practice on employment in the voluntary sector.
This site provides a range of sample policies, successful fundraising applications, employment contracts and other information. To view the documents you have to register, but there is no cost.
This is a website that tells you how to write in language that is easy to understand. It has info on:;
How to write plain English;
The A-Z of alternative words;
Guide to design and layout
Information on running a group
Fundraising ideas and information, Information about community shares, Information about Gift Aid, Information about social media, Information and advice about accessibility, Information and training about safeguarding, Information on being an employer, Information on funding sources, Information on insurance, Information on legal issues, Information on legal structures, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on managing money, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on producing publicity for groups, Information on running a group, Support for artists and arts organisations
They have a useful set of briefings with information on various aspects of running a community group, particularly tailored for those involved in arts and crafts. The briefings are organised under five headings - Getting Started, Get Funded, Publicity & Promotion, Best Practice and Roles & Responsibilities.