Our experienced Membership Services Team can offer
advice and support covering all aspects of running your group.


We have written a series of information sheets that can get you started if you feel confident on your own. If you would like to talk through any queries, or would like some support forming your group, then our team can support CVS Members with information, advice and guidance via the phone, email or in person.


Not a CVS  Member? Find out more about becoming a member and the benefits here.


We also recommend Your Space - a series of network sessions managed by CVS, that enables Voluntary, Community & Faith organisations to come together to learn, connect and share information and experiences. Please click here to find out more.


Please click on the headings below to read more.

The GRIPP Online Healthcheck GRIPP can help you assess the health of your organisation, where you are now and where you want to be.

To find out more about GRIPP and the Online Healthcheck please click here
Governance (Governing body, Insurance, Health and Safety.....) 
Resources (some available by request)
Gift Aid Guidance
Governing Documents and legal forms
Sample Conflict of Interest Policy
Mission, vision and aims factsheet
Insurance factsheet
Licenses factsheet
Sample Health and Safety Policy
Sample risk assessment
Guidance for Trustees: Charity Commission - The Essential Trustee

Useful Links
Sandy Adirondack's Legal Update Website for Voluntary Organisations
Get Legal Website
Resources (Finances, Skills audit.......)  
Resources (some resources available on request)
Sample budget
Funding strategy
Skills audit
Sample induction pack
Partnership agreements

Useful Links
Guide to Banking for Small Charities
Step by Step Guides to Employing Staff
Information (Monitoring, Financial procedures, data protection, confidentiality...) 
Resources (some available by request)
Outcomes factsheet
Sample Financial procedures policy
Sample Data Protection 
Sample Confidentiality Policy
Projects (Planning, complaints....) 
Resources (some available on request)
Sample organisational chart
Sample complaints policy
Sample business plan

People (Recruitment, safeguarding, equality and diversity...)
Resources (some available by request)
Sample Safer Recruitment Policy

Example role descriptions
Sample Volunteer Policy
Sample Equality and Diversity Policy
Sample Safeguarding Children policy
Sample Safeguarding Adults at risk policy


For any enquries about GRIPP contact us by emailing enquiries@cvsce.org.uk or by calling 01270 763 100.