EVOC offers a range of services to support Voluntary Organisations in Edinburgh, and and enable them to meet their organisational objectives as well as making our shared aspirations real. From training of staff and board members, to information and advice on governance and compliance, to targeted funding via the Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund, we are here to help.
EVOC provides support to organisations working within the Edinburgh area. Using a community development approach the team bring expert skills to support organisations at all stages in their development. The team have knowledge of the legal and reporting frameworks for charities and promote best practice in line with up-to-date guidance and regulations.
Length of support is variable according to circumstance and can range from a one-off meeting to a longer period by negotiation. Our aim is to conclude a period of support which leaves the agency more confident in itself, feeling better placed and stronger than before. Where appropriate we may also link your organisation in with other support agencies to ensure that your organisation has a comprehensive support package.
Priority is given to organisations working within the field of health and social care; however, we may be able to assist organisations working in other fields through our consultancy and learning services.
EVOC offers the following types of support to Voluntary Sector organisations in Edinburgh, this flow chart is an indication of what kinds of support we can offer depending at what stage your organisation is at. It also outlines where we might direct you on to our free rolling programme of governance training or where we might signpost you for additional or specialised support. For more information, contact the team through our referral system: https://evoc.secure.force.com/referral
EVOC offers the following types of support to Voluntary Sector organisations in Edinburgh:
You can make a request for assistance using our online referral form or read further for more information
This includes reporting to funders, OSCR, Companies House, changes to legal form, dissolutions, operational regulations such as disclosure for staff, equal opportunities and health and safety.
This includes roles and responsibilities, skills development, mentoring, effective meetings, leadership and team building for trustees and managers.
This includes facilitation of strategic planning for agencies and networks, organisational restructuring, change management, policy development and updates.
This includes assistance with developing a funding strategy, identifying sources and making applications.
This includes choice of legal form, preparation of governing documents, registration with Companies House and/or OSCR, and development processes.
Make a request for assistance using our online referral form.