A Code of Governance for the voluntary and community sector. CVS Training can run sessions for boards and management committees on using the Code or facilitate review sessions and away days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
This is the link to opening page of the website. It is a large website and has many links to resources and advice. It is possible to contactthe CC on the phone. As of September 2013 the phone number was 0845-3000-218.
This link will take you to the first page dealing with governing documents at the Charity Commission and will take you to some model governing documents . You would need to edit these to suit your purpose for which you may need professional advice.
By law, you must complete an annual return if your charity's annual income is over £10,000. Smaller charities can also update details as well. Use this guide to find out what information you need to provide, where to get it and when to complete the annual form.
If you are a company limited by guarantee you will have to inform Companies House of changes to directors and file company accounts. Failure to send the annual return (list of directors) and company accounts will lead to fines. Use this link please.
The website of Sandy Adirondack, acclaimed author of the ever useful 'Just About Managing' and editor of the 'Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook' has a very useful and comprehensive selection of news and resources about all aspects of how to run a Voluntary Sector organisation. You can also sign up to receive emails when she posts updates. A site well worth bookmarking.
Good Governance – a code for the Voluntary and Community Sector is just what it says: a code of governance written by voluntary organisations for voluntary organisations.
The Code was first published in 2005, in response to demand from the sector. It was written by representatives of the Founding Group with support from the Charity Commission. It was championed and promoted by the Governance Hub. The second edition of the Code was published in 2010, following wide consultation with the sector.
This Information Sheet is principally aimed at newly formed groups who want to make formal the arrangements and rules by which the group operates. Having some form of governing document or constitution - the written rules of how your group will work and what its objectives are - is often a requirement of potential funders and is also necessary if you are to apply to become a charity. This information sheet is designed to be used alongside the template 'Model Constitution for Unincorporated Organisations'.
Information of People's Health trust and Bfunded news. Report on what to do if the Reaching Community Lottery turn down a bid. Election results local and national. Poverty report and Equality Commission. Charity Commision news sheet on trustees
Support staff from your local CVS and Dave Collins, the Community Accountant for Bradford District will be out and about during September and October at local community venues. Come along between 2pm and 4pm to:
30th September 2015
Bingley - Little House BD16 2HP
7th October 2015
Gateway Centre, Ravenscliffe BD10 0JR
22nd October 2015
Sedbergh Community Centre BD6 1DJ
A opportunity to meet up with Dave our community accountant and chat through and seek advice on any finance or accounting issues or queries your group/organisation has. Also free Money Management Guide to take away and use.
Find out how to use the bfunded website www.bfunded.org.uk to search for funding - it's FREE.
DIVA Bradford is a FREE publicity service for voluntary and community groups in Bradford district. Find out how to update your pages, add events and jobs. If your group doesn't already have a page on the DIVA Bradford website then we can sign you up. www.divabradford.org.uk
Talk to one of our Support Officers to find out how you can:
set up new groups,
register as a charity or a company,
get the policies you need
book an Organisation Health Check
access training for management committees/trustees
Want to attend?
You are welcome to drop in between 2 and 4pm. However, if you are planning to attend, we'd welcome an email so that we can make sure we have enough tea and biscuits.