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Bolton CVS in partnership with other community and voluntary sector organisations across Greater Manchester, have devised a suit of helpful factsheets to support you and the ongoing growth and development of your group. 

The factsheets cover many of the standard topics and frequently asked questions that voluntary and community groups have.

Need more help?  Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of the dedicated Group Development Officers on 01204 546010 who will be happy to provide you with the additional support and information that you need.

Starting a New Group

Setting up a Group


Legal Structures

Charity Registration

Social Enterprise


Policies and Procedures 

Getting Ready for Funding 

Funding from Trusts and Foundations

Evidencing the Need

Collaboration Bids and Partnership Working

Managing Your Grant

Community Fundraising

Governance in a Crisis 

Measuring Impact  

Reputational Risk Management

Successful Funding Applications

Top 10 reasons for rejection

Using Funders Guidelines

Information Governance and GDPR (Narrated Presentation)

Information Governance and GDPR