Getting started

Information to help get a new project started from first ideas to setting up a charity or community group. Read more

Managing an organisation

Information about strategic planning, monitoring impact and basic legal requirements for managing an organisation such as health & safety, data protection etc. Read more

Working with others

Whether working with statutory bodies, considering tendering for a contract or developing partnerships with other third sector bodies this information will give guidance on how to get things right from the start. Read more


Listed here are information sheets to aid development of best practice in recruiting & supporting volunteers. Read more

Trustees and governance

Governance is about the leadership, direction and supervision of an organisation. It means making sure that the organisation is well run (or ‘governed’) and carries out the work it was set up to do. Read more

Employing and managing people

Information about working in the third sector as well as recruitment and management of paid employees. Read more

Finding and getting money

SCVS Development Team can provide up-to-date information on grants and other kinds of support available for your group's activities. Read more

Managing money

Information about financial management and controls, annual accounts and other key areas of finance in your organisation. Read more


Information about owning and running buildings, land and vehicles. Read more

Promotion and marketing

Information about how to get your message across including social media in the third sector (English and Welsh are available). Read more

Campaigning and influencing

Information about local and national political life in Wales and how your group can get involved. Read more

Climate change

Information about the implications of climate change and how it may affect the third sector. Read more