Supporting your group

Whether your group is well established, just getting going or you have an idea and want to start a new group, our specialist team of community development officers can support you and your community group or organisation with a range of topics, including:

  • Funding searches, information and advice
  • Identifying your training needs
  • Direct support with your policies and procedures
  • Networking within your local area
  • Volunteering support
  • Advice on holding and running meetings
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities
  • Information on legal structures

Help can be given in many ways. We will work with you to identify any needs and service gaps you may have.

FREE group healthchecks

We offer free healthchecks to assess your group or organisation’s strengths and to develop strategies for its sustainability and growth. What the healthcheck covers:

  • Ensuring your charity/organisation meets Charity Commission guidelines
  • How to maximise effectiveness in meeting your objectives
  • Making the most of your existing resources and how to access additional ones
  • Helping you to make your organisation more sustainable
  • Advice on relevant training and networking events
  • Advice on good practice in managing your organisation
  • Advice on working with volunteers and marketing your volunteering opportunities
  • Ensure that your voice is heard and your interests are represented to key decision makers

Contact us today for more information.

“If you get the foundations right, for any organisation, you have got something that is going to be strong for the long term and that’s what LCVS has enabled us to do. We have got those foundations in place.”

Julie Harwin, MindSpace project manager

“Without the professional guidance of LCVS, their dedicated time and care, it is highly unlikely we would have achieved these grants.”


Martin Purnell

Operations manager, Stamford Christ Church


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