We offer a range of services to support community and voluntary organisations across Edinburgh, enabling them to meet their organisational objectives and make our shared aspirations real:
- Staff & board training & development opportunities
- Information & advice on running your organisation (see examples below)
- Targeted funding via the Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund
We provide support to organisations working across the Edinburgh area, with priority given to organisations working within the field of health and social care. Using a community development approach our team use a breadth of skills and experience 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.
Support is tailored to match organisation and need and can range from a one-off meeting to a longer time period. Our aim is always to leave the community / voluntary organisation more confident in itself, feeling better placed and stronger than before. Where appropriate we may also link your organisation into other support agencies to ensure that you have a comprehensive support package.
- Compliance and regulation
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.
- Organisational reviews and planning
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.
- Start up
This includes choice of legal form, preparation of governing documents, registration with Companies House and/or OSCR, and development processes.