Advice and Support for groups and organisations

Information and advice

We offer assistance to community and voluntary groups and organisations in Rushcliffe, whatever their size or activity.

This includes

  • Setting up a new group or project
  • Writing a constitution or other governing document
  • Applying for charitable status
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Raising and managing funds
  • Insurance, Health and Safety, Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously CRBs)
  • Roles and responsibilities of trustees and committee members
  • Training for groups and individuals
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Linking with other organisations and agencies

‘I’m just so glad you are here...otherwise it would be a very lonely desert...I wouldn’t know what to do and I would give know us, our group and the community’
   - Volunteer Committee member of a community group who had sought assistance regarding First Aid Training and funding for insurance

‘Thank you for responding so positively and speedily to our urgent appeal for help in reviewing some policy and procedure documents. Your ability to do this and react in such a professional and supportive way is a credit to you and all the staff at RCVS...many of us in the voluntary sector can only aspire to be as supportive.’
Chair of Trustees of an organisation in response to assistance for review of Volunteer Policies and Procedures.

If you would like help with any aspect of setting up or managing a group or organisation, please contact Carolyn Perry on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0115 969 9060 Ext 125.