Useful Support Links

West Sussex Social Enterprise Network – 01243 777606 –
ICIS Information for Life – 01903 859928 –

National Umbrella Organisations

NAVCA – information to support local voluntary and community action

NCVO – the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England, supports voluntary organisations (as well as social enterprises and CICs) regardless of size

Community Matters – national federation of community organisations

Charity Commission – The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. Offering them advice and providing a wide range of services and guidance to help them run as effectively as possible. It also keeps the online Register of Charities, which provides information about each of the thousands of registered charities in England and Wales.

Online help with legal and  management matters

Tennyson Insurance – Charity insurance experts

Charity Builder – interactive online service to help groups manage policies and procedures

CASH online – aims to provide people with the basic financial skills needed to run successful charities and voluntary organisations. CASH-ONLINE is published by Community Accountancy Self Help.

Community Interest Regulator for social enterprises with forms leaflets and guidance

Get Legal   free online reference and decision-making tool for charities, social enterprises and co-operative organisations

LawWorks is a charity which aims to provide free legal help to individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and who are unable to access legal aid

The Cranfield Trust is a nationally respected charity providing free management consultancy for charities and social enterprise groups involved in issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion.

Charity Backroom specialises in helping third sector organisations achieve operational excellence by providing HR, accountancy and payroll services

Trustee resources

Trustee-e-learning is a resource produced by SAVO (Suffolk Association of Voluntary Organisations) to provide trustees with easy access to a free on-line training system.


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