Help for groups

At NCVS we support Nottingham’s community and voluntary groups in all sorts of different ways - from helping to set up a new group, to bidding for large public service contracts. Whether your group is big or small, established or new, we can help strengthen and develop it.

We can provide information and advice concerning:

  • Setting up of a group
  • Day to day running of a group
  • Funding
  • Training courses
  • Sample policies and procedures
  • Constitutions
  • Legal structures and governance

This list is not exhaustive and we can advise on most things that go on in the community and voluntary sector. Some of our services are free, some we may need to make a small charge for.  Where we do have to charge we will make this clear in advance.

See the menu below for more information about our services.

For information about finding and managing volunteers for your group, see the Volunteering section of our website.

Setting up and running a group

Setting up and running a group

Want help with setting up and managing your group?

More information.

HR support service

HR support service

Need support in managing your people?

Find out how NCVS can help.


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Extensive information about available funding and grants.

Get help with funding.

Sample policies and how to guides

Sample policies and how to guides

A range of useful documents for groups.

View the documents.

Support for community sports

Support for community sports

Are you looking to run a sporting activity in Nottingham?

Find out how we can help!

Mediation service


Need a trained mediator to help resolve an issue?

Read how we can help.

NCVS training programme

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Training courses and other events to help your group develop.

Find a course.

Policy & campaigns

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Information and support about policies and campaigning.

More information.

Other people who can help

Our partners

Details of other organisations in Nottingham city and county who help groups.

Who else can help?

Food bank and community cafe information

Food bank and community cafe information

Information about food banks, community cafes and activities for low income families in Nottingham


Got a question? Call us on 0115 934 8400 or email ncvs[at][dot]uk

Last updated: 22 April 2015