Organisational Help & Guidance Information

Voluntary and community action is all about building active and sustainable communities and ensuring your community have a voice.

Has your community or organisation got an idea for a project and not sure what to do next? CVSC organisation support and guidance is FREE and can help you and your community develop these ideas for new projects by-

  • Advising on the creation of a new group with all the related needs of a new committee

  • Creating a constitution/governing document for a new group or even review one that already exists

  • Charity registration, if appropriate

  • Discuss your idea and start developing it in preparation for grant applications if needed

  • Discuss policies that your group may be interested in adopting e.g. Welsh Language policy or Equal Opportunities policy

  • Offer general support as you move ahead and turn an idea into a real project.

When you are thinking about setting up a new group or organisation there are different options open to you, depending on what the group hopes to achieve. Will your group/ organisation be small and informal? Or do you have big plans and will need to grow and manage some serious funds?

Please take a look at the introductory video below, which helps to explain these different options, along with the advantages and disadvantages. Do get in touch with us if you need any further information or when you are ready to move things forward.

Music ©Rafael Krux via

Credit to PAVO

We can also help with:

  • Accessing local and low cost training opportunities

  • Recruiting volunteers to drive your idea forward

  • Providing information sources

  • Publicity and promotion for your group

Also consider becoming a member organisation and you will have first access to our email newsletters and magazines. More information here.

The Charity Commission has launched a new set of simple, easy to understand guides to help trustees

The Charity Commission, the charity regulator for England and Wales, has launched a new set of simple, easy to understand guides, designed to help trustees run their charities in line with the law.

The new guides cover five key aspects of charity management - a ‘core syllabus’ covering the basics that the regulator expects all trustees to be aware of.

They explain the basics of:

Providing a bilingual service

Your organisation can benefit from working bilingually: To promote equality and be recognised as an example of good practice To increase your public profile To expand financial and practical support for your work To strengthen your appeal to...

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