Development Work

Development Work

Bolton CVS Development Service provides support to enable voluntary and community organisations in Bolton to be strong, well-run organisations with the skills, knowledge and resources to make a difference to the communities they serve.

We provide a range of support to new and existing voluntary and community organisations.

Our range of supports includes:

  • Guidance to set up a new group
  • Choosing the right structure for your group
  • Guidance on the roles and responsibilities of trustees
  • Information on appropriate policies and procedures
  • Finding suitable funding for your group
  • Funding application checks

How can I access help for my organisation?

Check our website - where you will find a wealth of information and resources to help your group with it's development. Our factsheets are a good starting point:

First steps to setting up a voluntary and community group

Writing a constitution

Managing and developing your group

Funding and sustainability

Promoting and marketing your organisation

Accounts and Book keeping


Managing volunteers

Research, policy and partnerships

  • If you still have a query after reading our factsheets, please email with your questions remembering to include as much information as you can. If you would like us to read through a draft funding application, please allow enough time before the funding deadline date as it may take several days for one of the team to respond with feedback.
  • Or telephone us on 01204 546010 with your enquiry or to request a meeting.