Resource Description Resource type
Budgeting Quick Guide

This is a guide to the key decisions you need to think about when drawing up a budget. A budget is a plan translated...

Funding and Finance
Business Supporting Communities

Resources, information and things to think about for Businesses and teams from companies seeking to volunteer....

C19 General Signage

Signage to be edited and adapted to suit your needs

Signs for room capacity, kitchen rules and hand rubbing...

Planning and Projects
C19 Handwashing Signage

Handrub (sanitiser) and Handwash (soap and water) signage.

Both in PowerPoint and PDF (for quick printing)...

Planning and Projects
C19 SIGNAGE Entrance Exit Walkways

Signage for walkways, entrances and exits.

Provided in PowerPoint and PDF format.

The Gateway...

Planning and Projects
C19 SIGNAGE Toilets

Toilet signage to be edited and adapted to suit your needs.

The Gateway version is the signage that is used...

Planning and Projects
C19 Venue Risk Assessment

A template risk assessment for your reopening.

A completed example for approach and wording suggestions.

Planning and Projects
C19 Working Safely During COVID-19 Template

A template policy based on the Gateway's document.

Can be adapted and edited to suit your own needs.

Planning and Projects
Charity Governance Code

Charity Commission - This Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of...

Committees - Committee Roles

There are traditional roles within committees.  Depending on the skillset that your committee members have, you...

Committees - Purpose

The committee is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the group.  They make sure the group has a place...

Committees - Responsibilities

Being on a committee is a big responsibility, the future of the group and the quality of service depends on your...

Funding Bid Checklist

Here is a checklist / process document to help you to compile your funding bid.  As you work through the list, some...

Funding and Finance
Funding Online Applications Tips

There are a whole host of funders now requiring you to submit your bid applications online. There are also varying...

Funding and Finance
Funding Useful Phrases

We have pulled together some words which are a bit more focused or have a more fixed and...

Funding and Finance
Funding Workbook

This virtual workbook is designed to help you package an activity or idea into a project so that it can be used for...

Funding and Finance

Fundraising can be a time-consuming pursuit but one that can provide a valuable source of additional funding to your...

Funding and Finance
Legal Structures Guide

This guide has been produced primarily for people who are thinking about setting up a new voluntary or community...

Licences and Permits

This resource will signpost you to the relevant licences and permissions you need for running events and activities...

Planning and Projects
Mission And Idea Guide

You might have a strong idea for what you want to do, most people know what activities they want to deliver.  But,...

Mission, Vision & Values Quick Guide

Mission, vision and values are the three key components that form the purpose of an organisation. Together they make...

Policy Templates

WVA offers a range of policy templates ready to be adapted to suit your organisation's needs.  They are formatted to...

Post COVID-19 Planning for Community Organisations

As we move from the immediate crisis response, and think about moving into the first stages of recovery/easing of...

Governance, Planning and Projects
Recovery Self Assessment Framework

Post-pandemic, many organisations do not anticipate returning to “business as usual” but are looking beyond recovery...

Governance, Planning and Projects
Risk Assessment Quick Guide

As well as assessing the premises for the risks that they may pose to participants, all leaders...

Safeguarding and Risk


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