Provide support to voluntary and community organisations.
National Association of Voluntary Councils (NACVS) is a network of over 300 Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS) throughout England. Promotes voluntary and community action by supporting their member CVS and by acting as a national voice for the local voluntary and community sector.
IVAC -Islington Voluntary Action Council
Provides information, consultancy, training, advice and support to the Islington voluntary sector.
Helps co-ordinate the voluntary sector, and promotes liaison and partnership within the sector, as well as with statutory agencies.
Represents the views of the sector to statutory agencies.
Kensington and Chelsea Social Council
Kensington and Chelsea Social Council (KCSC) provides support services to voluntary organisations in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea including: information, development, training, and co-ordination & representation.
VAC - Voluntary Action Camden
Provides support for the voluntary sector in the London Borough of Camden including: co-ordination, liaison, representation, advice and information.
Provides a range of direct services to groups such as a payroll service, advice on employment policies and procedures.
Awards For All
Awards for All is a Lottery grants programme aimed at local communities.
Awards grants of between #500 and #5000 in a simple straightforward way.
Makes grants to charitable projects benefiting the inhabitants of Greater London.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) UK
A non-governmental organisation providing specialist financial services to charities and their supporters. CAF is committed to increasing the resources of charities and helping individual and corporate donors add value to their generosity.
Government funding online
Portal for government grants to the voluntary and community sector.
You can search and apply for government funding online from the following departments: Department for Education and Skills; Department of Health; Home Office; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Government Offices for the Regions.
Big Lottery Fund
Big Lottery Fund was created by merging the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund. It will be responsible for handing out half the money for good causes from the National Lottery.
Useful online resources for voluntary and community organisations
Provides online information relevant to London's voluntary sector including: news, events, courses, venues, jobs,information resources, database of London voluntary organisations.
Online advice and information provided by Citizens Advice Bureau.
An independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, up-to-date information on rights and legal issues. Brings together the information on the law and rights from over 200 UK websites. Each link has been hand picked and summarised by a team of experienced advisers.
Advice now is an Advice Services Alliance project.
Community Legal Service (CLS) website. Legal help and information in England and Wales.
Aims to support citizenship through the delivery of culturally appropriate and accurately translated information in the following areas: welfare, law, debt, employment, health, housing, immigration and welfare benefits Multikulti is managed by LASA
Online resource for advisersthat provides free access to the most up-to-date welfare benefit and tax credit information.
A subscriber service that provides online fundraising information resource for charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, local authorities, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations throughout the UK.
Part of the Guardian newspaper. Contains sections on the voluntary sector, regeneration and social care.
Fundraising UK Ltd runs the web site for fundraisers - UK Fundraising.
Provides useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body).
Site includes a seachable register of charities
Commission for Racial Equality
Works to encourage fair treatment and to promote equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their race, colour, nationality, or national or ethnic origin.
Disability Rights Commission (DRC)
Provides information on disability discrimination issues: Gives advice and information to disabled people, employers and service providers, supports disabled people in getting their rights under the DDA, supports legal cases to test the limits of the law, provides an independent Disability Conciliation Service for disabled people and service providers through Mediation UK, campaigns to strengthen the law, produces policy statements and research on disability issues; and publications on rights and good practice for disabled people, employers and service providers.
LVSTC London Training Directory
Useful online directory of training providers and courses for London's voluntary and commmunity sector.
adviceUK is the UK's largest support network for free, independent advice centres. advice UK is a membership organisation and does not provide advice to the general public. adviceUK was formed in 1979 as the Federation of Independent Advice Centres (FIAC).
Community Accountancy Self Help (CASH)
A London-based charity working in voluntary sector accounting in ten London boroughs. Provides: a range of courses from basic book-keeping to business plans, casework and a helpline to local groups and produces publications. Develop and disseminates good practice models and works closely with other community accountancy projects and umbrella organisations.
Community Accounting Plus
A membership based organisation for voluntary organisations. Provides accountancy and finance advice. Registered charity.
London Advice Services Alliance (LASA)
London Voluntary Sector Training Consortium (LVSTC)
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) works with and for the voluntary sector in England by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy-makers.
Voluntary Sector National Training Organisation (VSNTO) supports workforce learning and development for paid staff, volunteers, management committee members and trustees within the voluntary and community sectors.
Information for organisations working with volunteers
Community Service Vounteers
Offers volunteering and training opportunities to individuals. Offers support to other organisations and agencies by sharing experience.
National database of volunteering opportunities in the UK.
Helps voluntary and not-for-profit organisations with their communications. They encourage media professionals to volunteer their time and skills. They work across the UK on PR and press, marketing, design, online media and video. They offer a free service,
Community Newswire, together with the Press Association, to help community and voluntary groups gain coverage in the media.
National network of 1,000 professional firms who give their time and expertise for free to community groups and voluntary organisations.
A national volunteering campaign raising the awareness of giving time through voluntary work.
Volunteering England works to promote volunteering as a powerful force for change, both for those who volunteer and for the wider community. Their web site offers a range of resources for anyone who works with or manages volunteers as well as to those who want to volunteer.
Various websites with online resources, tools and tutorials to develop and maintain your website
IT for Charities
IT resource guide for UK charities and
An excellent resource of information fact sheets covering a wide range of information, from website accessibility to buying a computer and managing IT in your organisation
Useful web developers resource that has a beginners section, online tutorials and a glossary section.