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We have developed a range of helpful information sheets to guide you through everything from starting a new organisation to registering as a charity; finding funding to budgeting; community interest companies to roles of management committee members.

If you need any advice and guidance about the subjects raised in the information sheets, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Setting up and types of organisations
  • Recruiting committee members and trustees Download
  • 'Automatic Disqualification' - New rules on being involved in a charity for trustees and senior managers Download
  • Role description for management committee members Download
  • Role description for trustees Download
  • Your role as a management committee member Download
Running your organisation
  • A-Z of running a group or organisation Download
  • Choosing and using a bank for VCOs Download
  • DBS checks (formerly CRB checks) Download
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Download
  • Insurance for VCSE organisations Download
  • AGM (Annual General Meeting) Download
  • Returning to Work After COVID-19 lockdown easing Download
  • Safeguarding adults Download
  • Safeguarding children and young people Download
  • Safeguarding and data - what you need to know Download (please download to activate all links)
  • Working in partnership Download
  • Informal Voluntering Download
Funding and sustainability
  • Are you ready to fundraise? Download
  • Are you ready to tender for a contract (A guide to the basics) Download
  • Business planning Download
  • Funding sources - pros and cons Download
  • How to fundraise from trusts and foundations Download
  • How to prepare a budget Download
  • Improving your resilience Download
  • Key funder likes and dislikes Download
  • Newcastle CVS role in handling funds Download
  • Writing effective funding applications Download
Closing down
  • Closing a charitable company Download
  • Closing a registered charity Download
  • Closing a voluntary or community organisation Download
  • More Newcastle CVS safeguarding information sheets Download
  • Meeting rooms in Newcastle Download
  • Foodbanks in Newcastle and Gateshead Download
  • Copyright a basic guide Download
  • Directories of services and activities in Newcastle October 2018 Download
  • Welcome Here poster A3 Download
  • Welcome Here poster A4 Download
  • Welcome Here calls for action Download
  • Website tips for charities Download
Venues and Meeting Rooms in Newcastle and Gateshead

Our interative Google Map lists key venues and meeting rooms that are suited to voluntary and community organisations.

Got a venue to add? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the details to request a listing.

Venues and Meeting Rooms

Contact us

Higham House, Higham Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

Tel:      0191 232 7445

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