Supporting voluntary and
community organisations



Community Development (one-to-one support)

All Hampshire CVSs provide community development support to voluntary and community sector, with the objective of sustaining or improving their capacity to run their organisations and deliver services or activities.

CVS community development workers can provide one-to-one support and guidance on the following topics:

  • Starting up a new community group or charity
  • Good practice guidance
  • Developing a governing document (e.g. constitution)
  • Reporting to regulatory bodies such as the Charity Commission or Companies House
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Employment, Health and Safety, Insurance
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Payroll services
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Funding advice including identifying funding sources
  • Fundraising bid-writing
  • Sustainable funding strategies
  • Development of new projects or activities
  • Signposting to professional advice (e.g. solicitors with charity law specialists) where appropriate


Some of the current training courses/workshops aimed at the voluntary and community sector are listed on our Training & Events page. If you would like to access training on a particular topic, why not contact your local CVS to see if they can either locate another training provider or offer to bring a trainer in to deliver the course you need.

Some of the training topics on offer are:

  • Fundraising skills
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness)
  • Volunteer Management
  • Charity Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Committee Skills
  • Trustees: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Financial Management


Hampshire CVSs represent the voluntary and community sector at a wide range or district/borough and county-level meetings, such as:


  • Local Children’s Partnerships
  • Health and Wellbeing Partnerships
  • Clinical Commissioning Group strategy/policy groups


  • Hampshire Voluntary Sector Consortium
  • Strategic meetings organised convened by Hampshire County Council

Volunteer Centres

Contact your local CVS for more details on the role of Hampshire Volunteer Centres in supporting voluntary and community organisations to find and attract new volunteers.

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