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Resources

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.

CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING

This section introduces some of the key child protection issues for voluntary organisations working with children and young people.

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FUNDRAISING

In this section, you can find advice on fundraising, and tips on how to get the most from your fundraising activities.

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REPORTS AND STATISTICS

In this section, you can find reports and statistics to support your fundraising efforts and support the evidencing of need.

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JUST FOR YOU MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Outcomes are the changes that we want to see in the world – less poverty, less inequality, more opportunities for people to live happy and healthy lives.

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POLICIES AND TOOLKITS

The following series of toolkits have been adapted and designed for local voluntary and community organisations in London for use in the running of their organisations. 

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SETTING UP A NEW GROUP AND CHOOSING A LEGAL STRUCTURE

Want to start a new voluntary or community group? Find practical tips to get you started in this section.

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Constitutions

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Finance

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HR and IT support resource links

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LEGAL ADVICE

Through One Westminster, Russell-Cooke Solicitors is offering a free legal advice helpline to voluntary or community organisations operating in Westminster. 

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Marketing and Communication

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Premises and energy efficiency

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Volunteering and the Law

Mark Restall's Volunteers and the Law. Although published in 2005 by Volunteering England, the law on volunteers and employment rights has not changed and this remains a useful guide.

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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. 
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  • Directory of Social Change runs over 300 charity courses and training events for the voluntary sector in the UK.
     
  • 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.