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Congratulations to (SVE) for putting on an excellent evening of celebration for the amazing volunteers in Stirling.  It was fantastic to meet the individuals who were behind the applications and to hear from their own words, the difference they make for others, through using their own time and skills.

- Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

Charity Trading, Contracts & Tax Seminar
January 2017

'As someone who advises charities, this has been really helpful.  It puts me in a better position to answer the questions that charties pose!'

- J Cowie Stirling Council


Starting Up a Group

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.

Finance Training

How can you ensure your organisation is operating robust financial systems?

Are you unsure what your organisation needs to have in place in terms of internal financial controls?

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Expressions of Interest

Fundraising - Keeping the Right Side of the Law!
& Maximising Gift Aid

For more info click here

Just Enterprise: An Introduction to Tendering Workshop 

May 10th 2017
Free Course

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