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. These resources will need to be adapted to your organisation, your dedicated development officer can help you with this.


Not a CVS  Member? Find out more about becoming a member and the benefits here. It is only £45 a year for unlimited 1:1 support, free and discounted training and much more!


We also recommend our network sessions which enable Voluntary, Community & Faith organisations to come together to learn, connect and share information and experiences. Please click here to find out more.


Online Information Sheets - Click on the header to access the sample policies and resources which you will need to adapt to suit your organisation

The GRIPP Online Checklist 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 Checklist please click here  

Governance (Governing body, Insurance, Health and Safety.....) 
Sample Conflict of Interest Policy
Insurance factsheet
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

Information (Monitoring, Financial procedures, data protection, confidentiality...) 

Sample Financial procedures policy
Sample Data Protection policy (to follow)
Sample Confidentiality Policy
Sample Reserves Policy
Monitoring & Evaluation Fact Sheet

Useful links
GDPR for charities (information Commissioner's Office)

People (Recruitment, safeguarding, equality and diversity...)

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

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

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