Tools and resources for Bristol Impact Fund
 
Here are some of the most important tools and resources that could help your VCSE organisations prepare for applications under the Bristol Impact Fund (formerly known as the VCS Grants Prospectus).
 
The resources are grouped under several headings:
  1. Finances
  2. Quality and Governance
  3. Planning
  4. Impact
  5. Sustainability and resilience
  6. Managing change
  7. Collaboration
  8. Resources from events
 
1.  Finances - Resources to help your organisation with financial controls, procedures and budgeting
 
Financial policy and procedures
Financial Controls Checklist - Charity Commission
Finance resources for small charities - Small Charity Finance
 
Full cost recovery guide and budget templates
Full cost recovery budget template - The National Lottery Community Fund
Salary spreadsheet - The National Lottery Community Fund
Overview of full cost recovery - The National Lottery Community Fund
 
2.  Quality and governance - Understand and meet Bristol City Council’s Baseline Standards and other indicators of quality assurance
 
Baseline Standards - Bristol City Council
VISIBLE Communities - Visible Communities
GDPR guide for charities - Charity Finance Group
Governance guidance - Community Action MK
 
3.  Planning - Resources to help you plan your strategy and projects for the Bristol Impact Fund  
Project plan - Voscur
 
4.  Impact - Resources to help your organisation monitor, understand and explain the impact of your work, including your work’s social value
 
Evidence of need
 
How to explain your impact - an introduction to using Theory of Change 
Articulate a plan for change - Inspiring Impact
 
Understanding terms relating to change 
Jargon-buster - Voscur
Impact management glossary - Impact Management Project
 
Developing outcomes and indicators
The Outcomes Star - Outcomes Star
 
Tools and resources on measuring impact
Inspiring Impact resources - Inspiring Impact
 
5.  Sustainability and resilience - Resources to help your organisation prepare and plan for financial sustainability beyond the Bristol Impact Fund
 
Online funding searches
Grants Online Local - Grants Online
Funding Central - Funding Central
 
Fundraising tools
 
Business planning and trading models
Sample business plans - Prince's Trust
The Business Model Canvas - Business Model Generation
 
Resilience 
 
6.  Managing change
Managing change in the third sector - Officers' Association
 
7.  Partnerships and collaboration - Resources to help your organisation consider, plan and begin working with other organisations
 

8. Resources from previous VCS Grants Prospectus events  
Event resources - Voscur