Our members carry out incredible and needed work in exciting and innovative ways, however, with the ever changing political and economic landscape, groups are facing difficulties in all sorts of areas. It is increasingly important to make sure your organisation has all of key building blocks in place: Governance; financial systems; a business plan; safeguarding etc. to make managing these difficulties easier, so you thrive.
Community Southwark work to provide the best quality support to orgainsations at low cost if not free. We also hear about all sorts of free stuff, including pro-bono lawyers, useful tools, website builders and much more. When we hear about it, you can find it on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out who we could signpost you to:
Community Southwark Resources:
We have loads of great, free resources on our website. Here are a few interactive tools to get you started:
Finance Quiz: Take our quick finance quiz to find out moe about the state of your organisations finances and what you can do to strengthen financial management.
Good Governance Quiz: take our quick quiz to find out moe about where your governance is and how you can strengthen it.
Income Generation Quiz: Take a quick quiz to look at the state of your fundraising and how you can increase your income diversity.
Setting Up a New Organisation – Pre Start-Up Questionnaire: If your group is thinking about picking a legal structure, try filling out this initial assessment first and sending it to the development team who can use the information to provide you with the different legal forms your group could take.
Newly established Organisational Overview Questionnaire: if you have recently established a group or registered for a legal structure, try filling out this questionnaire to see what key areas you have already ticked off and what else you might want to do. This can be sent to us to use as a starting point for support.
Established Groups M.O.T: This organisational M.O.T (health check/diagnostic/journey of change) provides some key areas to think about and a template for your organisation to use to take some time out, look at the oprganisation and think about where you want to go in the future and what you need to get there. We use it as a starting point for creating an action plan of support but it can be used to aid startegic planning; support funding applications and identify gaps.
Building a case for support: a basic outline to help you to write out your case for support that can be used for funding bids, to attract donations etc.
Resources for the VCS: A fact sheet full of free, cheap and paid for resources and support available to VCS organisations **Please note, this list is a list of available resources; Community Southwark do not endorse or recommend any in particular.
**Please note, this list is a list of available resources; Community Southwark do not endorse or recommend any in particular.