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.
Information and guidance on how VCS groups can engage with local procurement and win contracts to deliver services
Southwark Council leaflet listing sources of support - both from themselves and other bodies - for individuals struggling financially.
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.
At its simplest, business continuity is about coping with disruption. Please see our guidance to help you.
Find out how to measure the impact of your work and maximise the difference you're making!
The aim of these resources is to support long-term change in organisations by providing a range of materials to support understanding, education and most importantly action.
We have produced a number of useful resources to support your good governance & leadership
We have produced a number of resources to help your organisation with income generation.
Some helpful resources on financial management and how to build your charity's defences against fraud
Make the most of expertise and guidance from corporate volunteers, designed to help your small charities or business thrive.
One hour of free digital advice from sector experts - no restriction on what you can ask, no question is 'too big', 'too small' or 'too obvious'!
PBE can provide charities with pro bono support from a dedicated volunteer economist to help them with their data needs - such as analysis or visualisation, spreadsheet tasks or short pieces of research.
The social enterprise Populo is offering free HR telephone advice to small charities and social enterprises.
The Ethical Property Foundation works with Community Southwark to provide a free premises and property advice for groups in Southwark.
The law firm Russell-Cooke works with Community Southwark to provide a free telephone helpline for Community Southwark members. The helpline allows members to have a short telephone conversation with a legal professional on issues relating to running a charity,
Solicitor David Kirby, at DK Legal, has provides a free legal advice helpline for organisations within the Community Southwark network. Book a 30 minute telephone consultation on issues from compliance to releasing restricted funds.
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.
In this section you will find various guides on how to influence different stakeholders; such as local councillors, council officers and MPs.
If you need help with finding strategic data and info about Southwark we will be sharing some here - (Published 9 Nov 2021)
This map shows the 10, 15, 20 and 30% most deprived areas in Southwark, which are areas that some funders are particularly interested in.