Information Sheets

We have developed a range of helpful information sheets to guide you through everything from starting a new organisation to registering as a charity; finding funding to budgeting; community interest companies to roles of management committee members.

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Setting up and types of organisations
  • CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) Download
  • CIC (community interest company) Download
  • Changing company articles Download 
  • Creating a charitable company Download
  • Incorporating an existing charity to a charitable company Download
  • Incorporating an existing charity to a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) Download
  • Registering as a charity Download
  • Starting a new voluntary or community organisation Download
  • Recruiting committee members and trustees Download
  • 'Automatic Disqualification' - New rules on being involved in a charity for trustees and senior managers Download
  • Role description for management committee members Download
  • Role description for trustees Download
Running your organisation
  • A-Z of running a group or organisation Download
  • DBS checks (formerly CRB checks) Download
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Download
  • Insurance for VCSE organisations Download
  • AGM (Annual General Meeting) Download
  • Returning to Work After COVID-19 Lockdown easing Download
  • Safeguarding adults Download
  • Safeguarding children and young people Download
  • Safeguarding and data - what you need to know Download (please download to activate all links)
  • Working in partnership Download
  • Informal Volunteering Download
  • Are you ready to fundraise? Download
  • Funding Sources - pros and cons Download
  • How to fundraise from trusts and foundations Download
  • Funding - Writing effective applications Download
  • Funding - Preparing a Budget Download
  • Connected Voice role in handling funds Download
Closing down
  • Closing a charitable company Download
  • Closing a registered charity Download
  • Closing a voluntary or community organisation Download
Venues and Meeting Rooms in Newcastle and Gateshead

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Venues and Meeting Rooms