Capacity Building Resources
Please see here for specific guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Covid-19 Capacity Building Guidance for organisations
Glasgow Makes Connections Resource Bank provides access to templates, guides, weblinks and contact details for support organisations within Glasgow and beyond. The Resource Bank has been developed in partnership with the city-wide Glasgow Third Sector Capacity Building Group including Glasgow City Council, GCVS, Volunteer Glasgow, CEIS, Jobs and Business Glasgow and Glasgow Life.
Glasgow Makes Connections Partners collaborate to offer a programme of workshops designed to support voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow. We also offer some one to one support through funding, HR & crisis surgeries for those organisations. Our crisis guidance is here: Crisis Guidance
Book Keeping Account Management and Payroll from GCVS
GCVS provides specialist services for those organisations that do not want to undertake their own payroll, book keeping and account management (fees apply).
Capacity building support from GCVS
GCVS offers advice and guidance on a variety of topics including governance, OSCR requirements, policies & procedures, support to committees and boards.
Glasgow Makes Connections partners are able to assist voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow who are operating in a changed funding environment following the closure of the Integrated Grant Fund (IGF).
Digital media from Third Sector
Advice and good practice examples using digital media from Third Sector, eg podcasts on engaging different audiences.
Early Warning Guide from DTAS
Written for development trusts but a useful short guide for any voluntary sector organisation to ask questions and review their position – are you at risk?
Employer Advice Service from GCVS
Do you need help with the responsibilities of being an employer or managing staff? Few small voluntary organisations can afford to employ an HR specialist, and that’s what the service offers you. Employers’ Advice Service membership, HR consultancy service and HR training.
Employing People from HMRC
Tools and guidance for employing people including payroll
Employment information from ACAS
Advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law including national minimum wage
Enterprise services from CEIS
What CEIS do – more details of services offered
Enterprise support from CEIS
Support offered by CEIS – homepage of organisation
Evaluation Tools and support from Evaluation Support Scotland
Tools and support to help measure and report on the impact your work is making – homepage
Financial Management – preparing for your charity accounts
OSCR’s guidance on financial management procedures and what is expected for charity accounts.
Full Cost Recovery General Information from GMC
Explanation and examples of full cost recovery from Glasgow Makes Connection group
Funding assistance from Funding Scotland
Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine.
Funding assistance from GCVS
Use GCVS’ funding Portal to search for funding sources and local support
Funding Support from GCVS
GCVS provides workshops and one to one support around finding funding.
Fundraising: Broadening Your Targets from GCVS Training
Workshop will highlight fundraising opportunities, audiences and techniques which might work for your organisation. Includes: Crowdfunding, Membership and Donor Clubs, Sponsorship and Adoption, Regular Giving, Major Gifts and Legacies. Income from grants and trusts is covered by our Fundraising First Tuesday workshop.
Fundraising: Code of Fundraising Practice
The new Code of Fundraising Practice came into force on 1 October 2019 and sets the standards that apply to fundraising carried out by all charitable institutions and third party fundraisers in the UK. It replaces the previous code, rulebooks and legal appendices.
Fundraising: First Tuesday from GCVS Training
Workshop will highlight fundraising opportunities from grants and trusts, including making a case for grant support, the application process, reporting back to funders, funding searches using our online tool First Funding Stop and where to go for further information.
Fundraising: OSCR guidance for charity trustees
OSCR guidance on the law around fundraising and how the self-regulation system works in Scotland and rest of the UK.
Fundraising: Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel
Independent body responsible for promoting fundraising standards in Scotland and dealing with fundraising complaints related to Scottish registered charities
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This overview highlights the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help
organisations understand the new legal framework in the EU.
Glasgow Living wage
Information and resources to understand the Glasgow Living Wage and its benefits to both employers and employees.
The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector sets out five core principles and key elements of good governance
Governance Trustee Duties from OSCR
Guide to charity trustee duties with regard to governance particularly handling many common situations
Impact Measurement – Social Impact
Learn how to easily plan, measure and communicate your social impact with a variety of tools.
Impact Measurement Evaluation Pathway from Evaluation Support Pathway
Guiding you through the evaluation process from setting outcomes & indicators, collecting evidence, analysing and reporting and acting on your learning.
Impact Measurement How Good Is Our TS Org Framework from Education Scotland
A self-evaluation resource created to support the third sector to evaluate their performance and to identify priorities for action. It is designed to support third sector organisations of all sizes, from small to large, local to national. It can also be used in cross-sector partnerships. Good examples of topics to cover.
Impact Measurement Logic Models Support guide from Evaluation Support Scotland
A guide that explains how to use logic modelling in planning how to measure the outcomes and outputs for your organisation.
Impact Measurement Training
GCVS offers the following training courses: Evaluation for Fearties, Evaluation Across Frameworks, Teasing Out Impacts with Service Users. Read the course outlines.
Institute of Fundraising Online Resources
Here you’ll find introductory information for fundraising, in-depth guidance, as well as information on rules and regulations for fundraising and IoF’s compliance programme.
Institute of Fundraising- Trustees and Fundraising Guide
Trustees and fundraising a practical handbook
Legal Structures for the Voluntary Sector
An overview of the legal structures available to voluntary sector organisations
Monitoring and evaluation guidance from SCVO
Monitoring and evaluation – what kind of information should you collect?
National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Funds remain open for applications
All Funds will remain open, and where needed, will be more focused on COVID-19 recovery, with shorter grants and a quicker turnaround.
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland
Improving Lives fund
Community-Led Activity fund
“We’re prioritising COVID-19 responses across all our funds– but we are also funding lots of non-COVID-19 related work, so you can still apply for that too.”
Notifiable Events from OSCR
To support public confidence in the voluntary sector and to support charities manage effectively, OSCR encourage the reporting of events of significance to organisations such as a major loss of funding.
OSCR support & services (A-Z Search)
Wind up and dissolution guidance from OSCR
OSCR video guidance
A broad range of videos from OSCR the charity regulator – useful if you prefer to watch rather than read information
Partnership advantages/risks associated from SCVO
Potential advantages and risks associated with working with another organisation
Social Enterprise from Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN)
Enterprise networking from GSEN – homepage of organisation
The Lasting Difference: Sustainability Toolkit
The Lasting Difference toolkit is free to download as an interactive PDF.
Trustee Information and Guidance pack from OSCR
OSCR are trialling a new Charity Trustee Information and Guidance pack
Volunteer resources from Volunteer Edinburgh
A wide variety of resources relating to volunteering and volunteers from Volunteer Edinburgh and partners including policies etc
Volunteer support and services from volunteer Glasgow
Support and services offered by Volunteer Glasgow – homepage of organisation
Wind Up and Dissolution from OSCR
Wind up and dissolution guidance from OSCAR
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