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 Payroll and Finance services

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.

CEIS Enterprise Support

Charities and Digital Media

Advice, good practice, discussion and resources from Third Sector magazine

Climate Change Glossary (GCVS)

A glossary of some of the more important terms used in Climate change discourse

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?

Employment information from ACAS

Advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law including national minimum wage

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information, guidance and signposting on all aspects equality and human rights.

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 Scotland

information on funding opportunities for third sector organisations in Scotland

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

GCVS Crisis Management / Review surgeries

GCVS one-to-one Surgeries

GCVS People & Safety Services

HR; Health & Safety; Recruitment; Wellbeing

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Information Commissioners’ Office resources

Glasgow Living Wage

Information and resources to understand the Glasgow Living Wage and its benefits to both employers and employees.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN)

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

Health & Safety Checklist FAQs

FAQs for H&S Champions who will be providing the H&S checklist tool to organisations and direct them to points of contact for any questions.

Health & Safety Checklist Guidance

Guidance on supporting and improving awareness of legal and moral compliance requirements of Health & Safety

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.”

National Minimum Wage – Record Keeping

HMRC webinar: In this short presentation we cover an employers record keeping obligations in relation to NMW. We look at the rules surrounding record keeping and discuss what good practice looks like for both large and small employers.

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

Redundancy: Guidance for Fair Redundancy Process

Guidance for employers from GCVS People & Safety Services on all aspects of a Fair Redundancy Process.

Return to Work Form (from furlough leave)

This form should be completed by the line manager when staff return from furlough leave

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

Unpaid and Expenses Only Work

HMRC webinar covering: the risks surrounding unpaid work, what is a ‘worker’ for minimum wage purposes, interns, volunteers and unpaid work trials.

Volunteer resources from Volunteer Edinburgh

A wide variety of resources relating to volunteering and volunteers from Volunteer Edinburgh and partners including policies etc

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