Sector Development Resources

The 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, which includes: Glasgow City Council, GCVS, Volunteer GlasgowCEISJobs and Business Glasgow andGlasgow Life.

Glasgow Makes Connections Partners contribute to a programme of workshops, managed by the GCVS Sector Development team, designed to support  voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow.

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.

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?

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 Support from GCVS

GCVS provides workshops and one to one support around finding funding.

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: 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.

Governance Code

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

HR 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.

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.

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 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

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