Bournemouth and Poole CVS
Supporting Voluntary and Community action in Bournemouth and Poole

Organisation Setup/help

Starting up a new group can seem difficult however Bournemouth and Poole CVS is here to help. We have produced a Getting Started Pack and our website and staff are here to help.

We have produced some simple factsheets on particular topics to help you e.g. Employing people, Financial controls and Essential responsibilities of the board.  Please click on the button below to view them all.

For examples of policies and procedures e.g. Redundancy policy and Staff expenses have a look at Bournemouth CVS's by clicking here. Please feel free to adapt them, however as the law changes all the time, they may not all be up to date.

There are further policies relating to trustees and membership of the charity on our Information for Members page.


Bournemouth and Poole CVS's adviser, Steve Place, can help you with many aspects of setting up and running your voluntary organisation including:-

collaborative working
conducting AGMs and meetings
setting up bookkeeping systems
health and safety
strategic/business planning
roles and responsibilities of trustees, directors/committee members
quality assurance
sustainable funding
organisational health checks
writing and updating constitutions
charity, company and CIC registration
employment law
personnel issues
development of policies and procedures
measuring what you are doing and its impact
trading and income generation

You can arrange an appointment to visit us or, where it is more convenient and a few people are meeting at another location, our adviser will come to you.

Contact Steve by ringing 01202 466130 or e-mailing him.