Organisational Support

CTSI supports community organisations by providing information, advice and training, covering everything from governance and constitutions, to funding and Boards.

We can support you with:

  • Establishing a new group
  • Setting up your constitution
  • Becoming a Scottish Registered Charity, Community Interest Company (CIC) or other format
  • Navigating local community planning structures
  • Applying for voluntary and statutory funding
  • Developing sustainability for your group
  • Developing your group’s capacity and resources
  • Other advice and support

We organise free training courses to give you the skills you need to operate more effectively and to strengthen your service delivery. These include:

  • Governance/Committee skills
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors/Trustees
  • Bookkeeping and Financial Systems
  • Fundraising/Funding

We help you identify the right funding by providing:

  • The Clacks Connect, providing the opportunity to chat to funding officers from a variety of local and national funders. For example, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Robertson Trust, Corra, FirstPort and others
  • Discussing your organisational needs on an informal basis whenever required
  • Proof reading and being a critical friend on funding applications prior to submission.

We also provide Third Sector Organisations the following:

  • Network events and forums that will inform on national changes and new guidelines – including community breakfasts, third sector forums, Forth Valley Social Enterprise Network (FVSEN) plus Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s forums.
  • Toolkits, resources for groups and links to a range of organisations that can support your group more widely.

Contact Julie Haslam (julie.haslam@ctsi.org.uk) for more information on any of our capacity building services or for an informal chat.

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