Running an organisation

Setting up an organisation

Start-Up Toolkit
We have written a Start Up Toolkit for people interested in setting up a voluntary organisation - it's available to download on the right, along with template constitutions for small and large charities.

Advice from the Charity Commission
The Charity Commission website includes a section called Start Up a Charity. This includes advice on whether you need to register as a charity. Only about 1 in 3 voluntary organisations do this - many don't need to register because they are too small.

Different Legal Statuses
You need to decide what formal status your group will have. Unincorporated association? Limited company? Registered charity? The guide to Governance and Organisational Structures - available to download in the right-hand column - provides advice.

Setting up a Social Enterprise?
The term "social enterprise" refers to a business which works for a good cause, such as the community or the environment. "Social enterprise" isn't a legal status like a charity or limited company - it's more of an ethos or a way of working. You can register for the Social Enterprise mark to show that you are a genuine social enterprise.

Our Services
  • Fundraising Support We now have a member of staff who can help small voluntary and community groups in Redbridge to raise funds and make successful grant applications.
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  • Community newsletter Our bi-monthly newsletter by and for voluntary and community organisations in Redbridge.
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  • Fit for Fun Fit for Fun provides 20 weeks of free exercise classes for voluntary and community sector groups in the borough.
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  • Website/eNews The website is the main way we provide information to organisations. We regularly send out new information from the site in eNews, our weekly email bulletin.
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  • Public and Voluntary Sectors' Partnership Working to help ensure effective liaison between the public and voluntary sectors.
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  • TB Awareness Project We are working to raise awareness about TB amongst Redbridge communities who are at high risk.
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  • Consultations We publicise consultation exercises, for example by public sector bodies, and help voluntary and community organisations respond to them.
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  • Employment & Skills RedbridgeCVS Employment & Skills (formerly known as “East Tenders”) develops partnerships to tender for employment and skills contracts, delivers a contract management service and also delivers services as a sub-contractor.
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  • RPCEG Liaison between local communities and the police
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  • Copying Colour and black-and-white copies: prices start at 3p per sheet.
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  • Compact The Redbridge Compact promotes trust, co-operation and improved relationships between the statutory and voluntary and community sectors.
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  • Voluntary Sector Network Monthly open meeting for staff and volunteers from the Redbridge voluntary and community sector.
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  • BAMER psychological health Reducing health inequalities for black, Asian, ethnic minority and refugee communities
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  • Health partnerships Helping enhance working relationships between local voluntary groups and the NHS
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  • Room hire Meeting rooms in central Ilford from £8 per hour.
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  • RedbridgeCVS training A wide range of affordable courses on key issues for voluntary groups
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