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 […]
Structures, Registration & Projects: Resources & Toolkits
Picking the right structure when setting up your organisation is vital to ensure that your organisation operates as you intended it. The requirements for governance, funding, registration, employing and paying staff are all dependent on which legal structure you choose. The following guidance has been put together to help you decide which legal structure best meets your requirements for registration, appointing trustees, looking for funds and much more.
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 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 […]
Locality and Russell-Cooke solicitors have teamed up to develop a toolkit to help organisations and trustees make key decisions. These decisions will need to be made not just when an organisation is initially set up, but at every point the organisation faces a change in its size, scope or in the types of risks it […]
The following information is taken from the Charity Commission website and provides detailed guidance about how to setup and run your new charity. This includes choosing a legal structure, registration, appointing trustees, looking for funds and much more. You can also sign up to receive email updates regarding any changes to content as the guidance is reviewed.
VAC supports community groups in a number of ways. Below we have listed many of the areas we can help you with – whether you are just starting out or are already setup and need some advice on organisational development. If you can’t see what you need listed here, don’t worry, we can probably still […]