Resources

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.

Facing Forward - how to adapt to survive

 

This important and useful report both summarises the current serious challenges for local charities and suggests evidenced solutions.

To download a copy, click here. 

Good Finance Social Funding website

New website aiming to support organisations through the social funding maze.

West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP)

The WoECSP is a self-organised partnership of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) infrastrucutre organisations across the West of England level.

Funding Bids Planning Checklist

Most major funders report that bids fail for simple, basic reasons. The project was ineligible, a question wasn’t answered, the budget didn’t add up, a document wasn’t provided, the bid arrived after the deadline.

Beginner's Guide to Commissioning

A guide to the processes of commissioning. This guide was written for people who help others to write bids (e.g. staff in development agencies such as Voscur) but it may also be useful for groups who deliver services directly.

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