Factsheets and Toolkits

Factsheets and toolkits for Greater Manchester's VCSE Sector

Salford CVS' Toolkits

A set of online information guides and toolkits have been produced for the VCSE sector by Salford CVS's development team.

Each toolkit offers basic information, advice and guidance to help voluntary and community organisations to set up, develop and grow.

Click on the links below to download your copy:

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Collaboration Spectrum Toolkit


Community Buildings Toolkit


Deficit Budget and Dealing with Funding Cuts Toolkit

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Employment & HR Toolkit


Marketing Toolkit



Risk Management Toolkit


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Sports Clubs in Salford Toolkit


Volunteer Policy Toolkit


Where to get your statistics


GMVSS Factsheets

The factsheets were compiled by members of Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support (GMVSS), who collaborated to consolidate over 200 existing factsheets and produce new factsheets from scratch through a wide range of expertise. The aims of the initiative were to better co-ordinate and manage information for the sector, offering better consistency and access to crucial areas of support. The collaboration has included Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), Voluntary and Community Action Trafford (VCAT), Tameside Third Sector Coalition (T3SC), and Bury Third Sector Development Agency (B3SDA).

Through a new format, the factsheets include everything from registering a charity to how to influence parliament and are now available to download below and from: www.gmvss.net/factsheets


Starting up


Managing and developing your organisation




Marketing Communcation and events




Research policy and partnerships


Funding for schools



Starting up

Social Enterprise

Registering for Charitable Status

Legal Structures

How to Start Up

Governing document (or constitution)

Financial Management

Final Creating Enterprise

Committees board of directors or trustees

Charities and VAT

Cashflow, forecastas and budgets 

Business Planning 

Managing and developing your organisation

Accesible employment and services

Action Learning

Coaching and mentoring

Employment contracts

Equal opportunities policy

Health and Safety

Human Resources and Employment


Policy and Procedures

Safe recruiting and staffing for children and young people

Safegaurding children and young people

Work Shadowing


Social Value factsheet

Using funder's guidelines

Top ten reasons for rejection

Successful funding applications

Quality Assurance system

Public sector services

Overview of funding sources

National lottery funding

Managing your grant

Getting things for free

Getting ready to trade

Getting ready for loans

Getting ready for funding

Funding from trusts and foundations

Funding and support from businesses

Evidencing the need for your project

Community fundraising

Collaborative bids and partnership working

Marketing Communcation and events

Accesible events and catering

Accesible websites newsletters and publications

Communications and marketing strategy

Data protection

Events - licensing and registration

Holding an AGM

How to choose your web host

Marketips for newsletters and publications

Setting up a website

Social media

Tips for press releses

What is Spam


Managing volunteers

Volunteer screening  and DBS checks

Volunteers - recruitment and selection

Research policy and partnerships

Equality law and legislation

How to benefit from collaborative working

How to engage with Parliament

Local statistics and where to find them

Salford CVS takes no responsibility fo the accuracy of information provided by third parties.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
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The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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