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 and resources 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 join CVS and our expert team can support you and your organisation with information, advice and guidance via the phone, email or in person.
You will find information and resources relating to running you group under each of the blue sections below. They are arranged under the different headings of GRIPP Assurance. GRIPP is a step towards a quality assurance mark which has been developed by CVS.
Please note that all these resources/templates will need to be adapted to fit your own organisation and your dedicated Development Officer can help you with this if you would find this beneficial.
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Online Information Sheets - Click on the header to access the sample policies and resources which you will need to adapt to suit your organisation
To find out more about GRIPP and the Online Checklist please click here
Governance (Governing body, Insurance, Health and Safety....)
Sample Conflict of Interest Policy
Music Licenses presentation
Sample Health and Safety Policy (this is a basic policy only, you need to ensure your policy covers all aspects of your service delivery)
Sample risk assessment
Example Trustee role description
New eligibility criteria for trustees and senior staff
Good Governance fact sheet
Sample Trustee induction pack
Sample trustee application form
Business planning fact sheet
Useful Links (these will open in a new window)
Sandy Adirondack's Legal Update Website for Voluntary Organisations
Get Legal Website
Gift Aid Guidance
Choosing the right legal form
Guidance for Trustees: Charity Commission - The Essential Trustee (external link)
ACAS - employment support
Sample trustee induction pack
Partnership working - points to consider
Step by Step Guides to Employing Staff
Sample Financial procedures policy
Sample Data Protection policy
Sample Data Breach Process
Sample ICT Security Policy
Sample Confidentiality Policy
Sample Reserves Policy
Sample Social Media Policy
Monitoring & Evaluation Fact Sheet
GDPR for charities (information Commissioner's Office)
Sample organisational chart
Sample complaints policy
Business planning factsheet
Sample project plan
Sample IT Policy
Sample - Volunteer Induction Checklist
Sample Recruitment Policy
Example role descriptions
Sample Volunteer Policy
Sample Equality and Diversity Policy
Sample Safeguarding Children policy
Sample Safeguarding Adults at risk policy
ACAS templates- letters,forms and checklists for hiring, managing and disciplining staff
Sample Recruiting Ex- Offenders Policy Statement
Sample DBS Risk Assessment Guidance
Lone Working Sample Policy
Didn't find what you were looking for?
If there is a policy or procedure that you need that isn't listed here email us and we will do our best to produce one or signpost you to where you need to be