Frequently Asked Questions

I want to setup a charity? Where can I find out how to do this?

The Small Charities Coalition has some great resources

The Government has a step by step process you can see here

Ask yourself the key questions with help from CAF here

Where can I get more advice with managing my volunteers?

The NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) has a comprehensive resource here.

Central Government covers the main legal and financial aspects here

Where can i get some help with the latest safeguarding policies and practices

See information from the Government for charities here.

See also the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and The NSPCC.

If you have a safeguarding concern, you should report it. The council process begins here for adults. If you work with children, start here

What are the plans for the borough?

There are many plans. You can see them here.

The BD_Collective is particularly interested in The Borough Manifesto as this describes the vision for the borough and the progress we can all be involved with to ensure this is a thriving place to live, study and work.

I need to raise more funds. Where can I find out what is available?

There are many types of fundraising, so you should pick the ones that are most relevant and achievable for you.

The Institute of Fundraising is a good place to start, as is the Fundraising Fundamentalsfrom CAF.

London Funders provide a comprehensive list of where you can find what funding is available

If you want to apply for local funds the council has three opportunities which you can see here