South West Foundation has compiled a directory of help organisations throughout the South West Region.The booklet includes information on organisations that help and support voluntary and community sector organisations, what help they can offer and their contact details.As soon as you publish a directory like this organisations start to change their details. If you came across details that have altered or are now incorrect please do let us know and we can amend the booklet.
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Online Resources for Community Groups
One of the best websites we have come across with resources for community groups is COMMUNITY ACTION :MK https://communityactionmk.org/
This website has a number of accessible documents for small community groups taking you through some of the issues that small groups need to address . It has sample constitutions, guides on many activities such as how set up your accounts,evaluation and monitoring, organisng and running your AGM.
Please do visit their website. Some of their most popular documents are accessible via links below.
Charity Commission's Resources
The Charity Commission also has a number of very useful guides and resources.These might be more appropriate for organisations that are hoping at some stage to register as a charity. Using one of the Charity Commission's templates can save you a lot of additional work if you move on to register as charity at later stage. Resources form the Charity Commision can be found via the following Web pages. Please cut and paste the links below inot your browser to access the pages.
Guidance on constitutions and sample templates can be found by using this link:
Possibly one of the most useful templates for smaller organisations might be their modle constitution for charitable associations:
Small Charities Coalition
The Small Charities Coalition also has a number of useful resources on their website. Please cut and paste the following link inot your browser to access the site