In response to policy developments from the Localism and Public Service Acts, VAC is able to offer support and advice to Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) in relation to: Funding Governance Localism Changes in welfare system Housing / tenant issues Planning system Community rights Social impact. Contact Donna Turnbull at VAC for more information.
LandAid give free property advice to charities working with disadvantaged young people, families and communities including those experiencing homelessness.
Elizabeth works with South Sudan Women’s Association. They provide support to south Sudanese women and their families and are based at Abbey Community Centre.
In this Case Study, Elizabeth talks about how South Sudan Women’s Association started, the services they provide and how she got involved with VAC. She also talks about her overall impression of VAC and the sorts of things she see’s herself doing with VAC in the future.
Cinnamon Network makes it as easy as possible for local churches to serve those people who are most at need in the community. Whilst this document has been compiled with churches in mind, the basic premis of setting up a community project is still useful reading for those new to community project work and setting […]
BWB Get Legal is an online resource providing essential legal documents, available to download and customise for your organisation. Some of these you have to purchase but there are also free templates which you can replicate and modify. They have also compiled links to other resource sites that may be helpful. On this page we […]
This factsheet looks at how to go about choosing a legal structure when setting up your organisation. Deciding on the correct legal structure for your organisation will affect the governance, fundraising and even the impact of your organisation and must be researched thoroughly. This factsheet looks at: Different legal structures Definition of legal structures Advantages […]
This factsheet looks at how to go about writing your business plan – in terms of looking for funding. It forms great background reading for anyone new to fundraising looking for some general tips and advice on the basics. This factsheet looks at: What is a business plan? Targeting the right audience Structureof the business […]
This factsheet looks at how to successfully secure grant funding. It forms great background reading for anyone new to fundraising looking for some general tips and advice on the basics. This factsheet looks at: How to apply for funding What funders are looking for Meeting the objectives of funders Match funding Getting ready to write […]
This factsheet looks at starting up a voluntary or community group. It forms great background reading for anyone thinking of setting up a voluntary or community group needing a bit more clarification or detail on how to get going. This factsheet looks at: What is a voluntary or communtiy group? The motivations or needs to […]
KnowHowNonProfit is an offshoot of NCVO compiling a knowledge bank of resources for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Their ‘Getting Started in Governance’ page offers handy guidance on the key areas of governance. This includes: Getting started in governance An introduction to governance What is a board? What is a trustee? Taking decisions and getting […]