Support for groups

Our three sites offer services to support community and voluntary sector groups, clubs and organisations in the west area of Lincolnshire. We offer advice, information, training and resources for anyone involved with community and voluntary organisations, whether you are a trustee or management committee member, a volunteer or a paid member of staff.

If you’re interested in setting up a new charity or project, or need help finding funding, or need any other help to grow and develop your idea then please get in touch or download our Guide to Services for Organisations Leaflet for more information.

How to set up a group

If you have an idea for a charitable or community project, we can offer one to one advice on: Finding out if there is a need, and proving it Setting clear aims and objectives Choosing the right legal structure and business model Budgeting Constitutions, governing documents and roles of committee members Raising funds and generating …

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Need a volunteer?

Volunteer Centres are a one-stop shop for volunteer recruitment, as well as offering a range of good practice resources, training and expertise to help you manage and retain your volunteers. Our three Centres work with organisations from all sectors to link potential volunteers with opportunities that match their interests and needs. Your organisation can make …

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Social enterprise

Social enterprises are businesses driven by a social or environmental purpose. As with all businesses, they compete to deliver goods and services. The difference is that social purpose is at the very heart of what they do and the profits they make are reinvested towards achieving that purpose. The government defines social enterprises as “businesses with primarily …

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Governance, Committees & Leadership

Are you a committee member or perhaps a charity trustee? We offer a range of services and expertise to help management committees run groups effectively including training courses which are free to most organisations. We can work with new or existing community organisations on a one-to-one basis. Whether it’s choosing the right legal structure, running …

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Involving Volunteers Good Practice Guide

The Involving Volunteers: Good Practice Guide is a series of introductory information sheets designed to help organisations find and manage volunteers more effectively. The guide has been produced by Volunteer Centres Lincolnshire, a partnership between Urban Challenge and South Lincs CVS that run the county’s Volunteer Centres. South Lincs CVS covers: Boston, South Holland and …

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Really Useful Stuff Handbook

Really Useful Stuff (RUS) Handbook is a great resource that covers a whole range of community development issues including resources, running your group, equality and diversity; to help you face the challenges and issues involved in running your organisations and groups. Lincolnshire County Council and Voluntary Centre Services, in partnership with other voluntary organisations, produced …

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VAT Information

The information contained within this document has been collated by Urban Challenge Limitations These notes are for guidance only and provide a summary of the many complex issues based on legislation as of 1st April 2011. For a full and comprehensive guide refer to the relevant legislation, regulations and case law made there under. Jurisdiction …

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