Governance Documents

Setting up a Group

You can find some more information on opening up a bank account here – Opening up a Community Bank Account

Constitutions and Governing Documents

Find the latest constitution templates for a small community group and registered charity here: Setting up a charity: model governing documents – GOV.UK (

If you are looking at setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC), you can find an example Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association here: Community interest companies: model constitutions – GOV.UK (

Policy and Procedures Templates

The Information Commissioner’s Office has generated a tool so groups can develop their own Privacy Policy. Simply click on the link below:

Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

We are also running a bespoke mini workshop for upcoming and existing Treasurers looking at what the role involves and the skills involved in taking on such a role. You can find the dates here for group workshops – Voluntary Centre Services Events | Eventbrite – or contact us on to arrange a 1-2-1 session with your group.

The following guides come from the Charity Commission, who have some useful information on running a charity. You can find out more here.