Bite Size Resources
Does your VCS organisation need a quick bite size look at information to help you decide how to move forward? Look no further, these key pieces of information could be the resources you need.
This simple resource looks at some of the considerations around structure and fundraising requirements when setting up a VCSE.
Do you wish to know more about the importance of having a structure for your VCS organisation or group? This resource is a useful starting point:
For a quick guide to VCS legal structures:
Useful key points about starting a volunteer group:
This resource is useful for VCS organisations to answer key questions about what constitution is and why it is needed:
What is expected of your management committee:
How do you know if your planned project is likely to be successful:
This resource is aimed at supporting the formation of a Co-op or Mutual:
This resource is aimed at supporting the formation of a Charitable Trust:
This resource is aimed at supporting your formation of a Community Interest Company (CIC):
This resource is aimed at supporting the formation of a Social Enterprise:
Are you interested in registering your charity with the Charity Commission but don’t know where to start? This bite size document will point you in the right direction:
This bite size resource is a brief introduction to the reasons why groups may wish to become a registered charity and some of the legalities to consider:
Key points to consider when setting up a group bank account:
Power Point presentation looking at a little more depth in how to set up a group bank account:
This resource is for VCS organisations that wish to insure against foreseeable risk within their project and are not sure where to start:
Do you need land or building assets to get your Rotherham based project moving? RMBC’s asset transfer scheme may be the perfect solution:
Would your VCSE like to self assess your groups Financial Management? Why not try our free bite size toolkit?
Would your VCSE like to access a health check to review your governance procedures. Why not try our free bite size toolkit?
This simple resource is quick guide about assessing outcomes of a service within the volunteer and community sector:
Is your VCSE struggling to find enough funds to support your project? This simple guide may be the solution:
Bid writing explained:
This guide will support your organisation with what information to include and not to include on your Awards for All application and how to monitor your project:
This resource is for VCS organisations who have successfully applied to Awards for All funding and would like support on managing, monitoring and evaluating the use of the grant:
This bitesize resource identifies some of the most common mistakes made on funding applications and how to avoid common errors:
Is your charitable group in need of funds and wish to try an approach other than a funding application? This resource may hold the perfect solution:
This resource will help you understand regulations around the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS):
This resource looks at holding, moving and receiving funds safely for your VCS organisation:
Do you perceive your organisation mission not to be as popular as others and feel overlooked by some in the community who have more heart for other projects? This resource could help you develop ideas to generate more support for your project:
How much impact does social investment have in financial terms:
This bite size resource is for organisations who wish to fundraise and are unsure of the best way to approach potential donors:
Does your organisation wish to build relationships within the sector or with business outside of the sector? This resource investigates building this type of interaction:
This resource looks at why service gaps exist and includes useful information about where to find support for your VCS organisation when those service gaps are noticed:
Key information about inter sector contracts:
Do you wish to assess your impact on social and environmental wellbeing? These CSR resources look at making efforts with ethical reason in corporate citizenship which go beyond the requirements of regulators or environmental protection groups:
Marketing and events
Does your VCSE need support to plan an event?
Does your VCSE need support to manage risks, health and safety for an event?
Do you wish to use social media to promote your project but don’t know where to start? This resource looks at social media platforms available:
This resource is for VCS organisations who wish to take their marketing to the next level.
If you have read any of these documents and would like to discuss any information in more detail with our experienced Triage team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01709 829821.