Running Groups or Organisations

Self Help

The following pages contain information and advice on many aspects of setting up and sustaining an organisation in the voluntary and community sector. Although the information is designed as self help, if there is any further information that you require then please contact our business support team.

Setting up an organisation

Social accounting

Social return on investment

Legal structures

Performance improvement

National occupational standards

Social enterprise


The following pages contain interactive toolkits designed to help you focus on particular areas of you organisation and review your strengths and weaknesses.
Some of the toolkits have been developed by external sources; in this case they are available for download. Other toolkits have been developed by Community First‘s development officers. In these cases the toolkits are available for free by email on request.

Tools for success: Third Sector organisations and Managers.

What's in your tool box? Choosing the right tools

Code of governance toolkit

Full cost recovery toolkit

Health checks for organisations and community groups

Worcestershire Infrastructure Consortium Quality Standards


Use the links above or for more information contact our Business Support team on 01684 312730.

Community First Members can access our online resources and detailed guidance through Members First .