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WHO WE ARE
We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

RESOURCES

At Community Southwark we provide a range of services all designed to equip Southwark voluntary & community groups with tools & info to make a difference in their communities.

We are working to make sure you have the most up-to-date resources, so please keep checking back for new additions.

Charity Advice

This page is full of useful resources based around advice for your charity

Procurement with Southwark Council

Information and guidance on how VCS groups can engage with local procurement and win contracts to deliver services

Cost of Living Crisis: A Guide to Support Available in Southwark

Southwark Council leaflet listing sources of support - both from themselves and other bodies - for individuals struggling financially.

Southwark Funding Conference 2022 – Recordings and Resources

You can now catch up with all the sessions from this year's Funding Conference, along with the associated slides and resources. Featuring a look at recent Council funding reviews, local funders and tips on improving your applications.

Evaluation and Impact

Find out how to measure the impact of your work and maximise the difference you're making!

Setting up a non-profit or community group

Starting up a new community group is an exciting undertaking and not one to be taken lightly. There are many reasons why people wish to start up their own organisation: to fulfil a need in the community that is not being met; to develop a project that has started informally or to develop a new venture or business idea in the charitable sector.