Advice and Guidance

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This section contains advice and guidance for for trustees, committee members and anyone else involved in the governance of an organisation.

See below for our Information Sheets and links to useful guidance, and our Sector News section on the right, which contains the latest news and updates of relevance to charity trustees.

Contact us for more in-depth support or to find out about our bespoke training for trustees.

VODA Advice Guides

VODA News Trustee Articles

Useful resources

5-minute guides for charity trustees from the Charity Commission

Sector News

National Lottery Awards for All is changing!

The National Lottery’s flagship funding programme, National Lottery Awards For All, is changing – supporting the ambition to turbocharge funding for grassroots community projects across the UK. You can now: Apply for funding between £300 and £20,000 to support your project, an increase from the previous £10,000 per year Get your project funded for up to […]

Tipping Point: The Cost of Living Crisis

Tipping Point, the latest report by VCS Emergencies Partnership, describes some of the ways the voluntary and community sector (VCS) has been responding to the challenge of the cost of living crisis, focusing on the early part of 2023. It draws out insights, knowledge and practical ideas to help inform future preparedness and response to an […]

Social Media Guidance for Charities

An update on the new guidance on social media produced by the Charity Commission The Charity Commission has released new guidance on the use of social media for charities which provides a very useful tool for trustees. The Charity Commission recognises that social media has become a powerful way for many charities to promote their […]

Embedding the VCSE sector in Integrated Care Systems

NAVCA has announced (25/09/23) the publication of a new set of resources for the VCSE around embedding the sector in Integrated Care Systems. The aim of these resources is to help VCSE organisations work effectively with ICSs to create a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, ensuring that community concerns are identified and acted upon […]

Organisational Health Checks: A How-to Guide

Health checks are an increasingly accepted way of identifying how your organisation really works and whilst primarily aimed at smaller organisations they can be used as a starting point for larger organisations.  A health check for your organisation is like an MOT for your car. It enables you to look at all the different elements […]

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