Our Not-for-profit Support and Community Development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people, by providing them with the information and skills they need to effect change within their communities.
At Community Action Wirral we can support new and existing not-for-profit organisations, from small user groups to Registered Charities and Social Enterprises. Our support varies from helping individuals form a charity to supporting long-established groups in addressing their organisational health.
At Community Action Wirral, we can:
- Set up a community bank account
- Draft a constitution
- Create policies
- Provide you with resources, tool kits and templates
- Advise you on good practice
- Offer an organisational health check
Click here to get in touch with a member of our Development Team
Click here to find out about Wirral ProHelp, free professional advice and support. Wirral ProHelp offers access to a range of professional expertise. Members include solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects, public relations, marketing and management consultants.
Get a GRIPP
Organisations in the voluntary, community and faith sector, whether large or small, young or old, thriving or only just surviving, all have certain things in common: Governance, Resources, Information, Projects and People. It can be hard to find the time to stand back and take stock of where an organisation is at and think about the things that could help it do better in the future. Such thinking is vital if organisations are to do as well as they could. If you’ve got 10 minutes we’d like to offer you a helping hand! Click here to find out how.
VCSE Strength Checker
If you are applying for funding, or intend to apply for funding, whether this is for a Big Lottery Fund grant, government grant or through a trust or foundation, it may be useful to complete the VCSE Strength Checker and build its findings into your application.
Please note that completing the VCSE Strength Checker will not give you any direct advantage when applying for funding either from the Big Lottery Fund or any other funder.
This is because it is not linked to any specific funding programme and hence is not part of the requirements of funding. However, indirectly, the benefits could be significant in helping your organisation understand where it must focus to become “investment ready”. Click here to go to the website.
‘Small Fundraisers’ Peer Network
‘Small Fundraisers’ meet once a quarter to share ideas, provide support for each other, and discuss new ways of improving their fundraising practice. Although the network is aimed at fundraisers who are the sole fundraiser within their organisation, all fundraisers are welcome. A funder is usually invited to each meeting to discuss their fund, and give fundraisers the opportunity to ask questions about the fund, and their own projects eligibility for that fund. As a result of the peer network, members have been successful with bids, embarked on joint projects and had support with aspects of fundraising they were not familiar with.
To be included on the ‘Small Fundraisers’ Network list please email your details to [email protected]