MVA can offer a capped 3 hours of free support for Governance as part of our infrastructure contract with Medway Council. This support takes the form of supported signposting, pointing in the right direction of where to search, knowing what’s available – resources, templates etc. This can be delivered in one session or it can be spread out across a period of time, where we catch up periodically to see where you are at and to ascertain if you need further signposting, or for MVA to be a sounding board. We cannot give you legal advice as part of this support nor can we complete things for you like applications.
It's really up to you to decide what support you need, how you want to receive it and then for MVA to see if that fits in with our availability and capacity, we then agree a plan forward. Contact us if you would like to book a free one-to-one support appointment.
In the meantime, the section below contains information on areas such as legal structures for not for profit organisations and some guidance on the governance that you will need to put in place in order to run your organisation.
Please browse the resources below and if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do submit an enquiry form and we will try to help you.
|Toolkit for good governance||A toolkit for good Governance from Kingston Smith||Toolkit|
|Charity Governance Code||Charity Governance Code: revised set of standards to help charities/trustees achieve great governance||Charity Governance|
|Good Governance Code||A code for the Voluntary and Community Sector from ACEVO||Good Governance|
|How to run an AGM||A guide to running an AGM from the Institute of Fundraising||AGM|
|Principles of Good Impact Reporting||A guide from NPC to support you to communicate impact reports.||Guide on impact reporting|
|Minute Taking||Microsoft Office templates for taking meeting minutes||Templates|
|Agendas||Microsoft Office templates for meeting agendas||Templates|
|Safeguarding - DBS checks||Overview and advice from GOV.UK on DBS checks||DBS checks|
|MVA Equality & Diversity Policy||MVA Equality & Diversity Policy that can be used as a template.***||Equality & Diversity Policy|
|MVA Health & Safety Policy||MVA Health & Safety Policy that can be used as a template.***||Health & Safety Policy|
|MVA Safeguarding Policy||MVA Safeguarding Adults Policy that can be used as a template. ***||Safeguarding Policy|
|Legal Structures for Social Enterprises ||DLA Piper Report on legal structures||Legal Structures for Social Enterprises|
|GOV.UK compliance toolkit||Governance and accountability to safeguard charities from terrorism, fraud and other forms of abuse||Compliance Toolkit|
|Civil Society Report||Commission to focus on improved efficiency among charities||Report|
|NCVO 'The Governance Wheel'||A tool to measure and develop your governance and leadership||Governance Wheel|