In this section, you can find toolkits and sample policies to help you run your organisation.  You can also find information about local sources of support for voluntary and community organisations.

Sample policies are a good way to understand the different elements that go into making up a workable organisational policy.  In this section, you can find a range of sample policies, many based on policy documents used by Voluntary Action Westminster. 

There are several sources of support for local voluntary and community organisations, including advice on where to find volunteers, and help with managing finances. 

Our project management toolkit and strategic planning toolkit are practical resources for charity trustees and senior managers.  Available to download, each toolkit offers real-life advice and guidance.


Other useful sources of information

Other useful sources of information

  • LGBT Consortium is a national specialist infrastructure and Membership organisation. They focus on the development and support of LGBT groups, organisations and projects through training, guidance, resources and advocacy. 



  • NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering; helping them thrive in what they do. NCVO connects, represents and supports voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities. It represents the voluntary sector and volunteering to government and others – using the best research, we demonstrate their true value and help influence policy-makers.


  • JSNA This website explains the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) process in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. It provides guidance on how to conduct a JSNA, downloadable reports from previous JSNAs, local data and links to commissioning tools.