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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
  • Sources of support and advice for businesses and companies Download
Governance
  • 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
  • Your role as a management committee member Download
Running your organisation
  • Accounting for charities Download  
  • A-Z of running a group or organisation Download
  • Choosing and using a bank for VCOs Download
  • DBS checks (formerly CRB checks) Download
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Download
  • Insurance for VCSE organisations Download
  • AGM (Annual General Meeting) 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
Funding and sustainability
  • Are you ready to fundraise? Download
  • Are you ready to tender for a contract (A guide to the basics) Download
  • Business planning Download
  • Funding sources - pros and cons Download
  • How to fundraise from trusts and foundations Download
  • Improving your resilience Download
  • Key funder likes and dislikes Download
  • Newcastle CVS role in handling funds Download
  • Writing effective funding applications Download
Closing down
  • Closing a charitable company Download
  • Closing a registered charity Download
  • Closing a voluntary or community organisation Download
Others
  • More Newcastle CVS safeguarding information sheets Download
  • Meeting rooms in Newcastle Download
  • Foodbanks in Newcastle and Gateshead Download
  • Copyright a basic guide Download
  • Directories of services and activities in Newcastle October 2018 Download
  • Welcome Here poster A4 Download
  • Welcome Here poster A3 Download
  • Welcome Here calls for action Download
  • Website tips for charities Download
Venues and Meeting Rooms in Newcastle and Gateshead

Our interative Google Map lists key venues and meeting rooms that are suited to voluntary and community organisations.

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Venues and Meeting Rooms