Here you can find information on how we can help your organisation.
Welcome to our resource page
Simply click on the topic below to be taken to the relevant information on that subject.
Bank Accounts for Community & Voluntary Groups
It can really help your group to run smoothly if the financial side of things is well managed and carefully looked after. It is your whole group’s responsibility to do this – it’s important not to just leave it up to just one person. Download>>
Budgeting as a group provides an opportunity for everyone to be involved in decisions about what to spend money on. This is really important for ensuring that everyone supports the financial decisions that are being made. Budgeting is a crucial way to stop your group running out of money unexpectedly, or ending up in debt. Download>>
Do I need to DBS check my volunteers?
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This means that the authority that checked for criminal records has merged with the authority that checks the barred lists – lists of people barred from working adults and lists of people barred from working with children. Download>>
Funding for Voluntary and Community Groups
A recurring challenge for many voluntary and community groups is having the funds to support their work. This information pack aims to provide you with:
- An overview on the key funding options you can consider
- Details on funding advice and where you can get help
- Options to help you explore this further
Impact, Improvement and Involvement – Overview
Many voluntary and community groups are committed to ensuring that the services they provide have a real impact that make a difference to quality of life. They are also committed to ensuring that they can provide opportunities for clients to be involved in services. This will ensure that not only are they delivering quality services but that they are delivering the right services and meeting client needs. By being involved this helps to ensure that the aim to improve services is underpinned by the needs and input of clients. Download>>
Planning for Impact, Improvement and Involvement
This useful template contains the key areas to encompass to ensure that you can meaningfully plan and deliver impact, improvement and involvement. This helps you to:
- Plan your approach
- Allocate resources
- Have the right processes in place
Insurance for Voluntary and Community Organisations
The trustees or management committee members of a voluntary or community organisation have a duty to protect its people and property from risk. Taking out insurance is one of the ways in which you can carry out this duty, so that you can cover the cost of claims that could be made against your organisation, or replace your organisation’s property if it is lost or damaged. Download>>
Feedback Form – Organisational Health Check
For organisations Unity has provided support to using the ‘Essentials’ toolkit. As part of our aim to ensure we are meeting the needs of local voluntary and community groups we would be grateful if you could provide feedback on how this has helped your organisation. We are also keen to identify any areas for improvement. Download>>