Here you can find a range of tools, checklists and guidance to help you manage and improve the performance of your organisation. More resources are added frequently but if what you want is not here, go to advice for other ways to get the answer you need.

SWOT analysis with examples and actions

A practical guide to producing a SWOT analysis.


Fundraising strategy factsheet

This document tells you what organisations need to think about when developing a Fundraising strategy.

Improve your organisation's resilience

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations will have the ability to improve their performance and sustainability, thanks to two new online tools supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Learning from both will be evaluated to share with the sector.

Community Asset Transfer Process


This advice sheet gives a full timetable for the Community Asset Transfer Process, covers all aspects of eligibility and gives an overview of what the Business Case needs to cover, along with a list of links to further information and advice.

One Year Outline Business Plan Template

Please see attached a template guide to the key sections that a one year business plan should contain.

A template guide to the key sections that a one year business plan should contain