Offer 1: Start Up
There are many things to consider when starting a new group: What are its aims? Who will be involved? What form should it take? How will it be funded?
SVE offers guidance and support at every stage, from the initial idea right though to becoming a fully-fledged and viable organisation.
Organisational Support staff can give guidance on the way forward: what legal structure is best for your group, the make up of your committee, types of membership structure, recruitment of members and committee members, how to publicise your group, whether charitable status is appropriate... and a host of other issues.
We can also help with the drafting of documents such as constitutions, business plans and policies, and deliver start-up training.
Many of these services will come under the other Organisational Support Offers: Structures & Governance, Funding & Fundraising, Financial, Communications - and you will be advised which of these are relevant to your needs. For organisations operating as social enterprises, we can support you under our Social Enterprise Offer.