Office Pens - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Benjamin MillerHere at WVSC our capacity building team have access to an extensive range of resources to help you and your organisations, group, committee members or trustees.

We have a small capacity building team who have experience of working with community and voluntary groups. You can contact us with questions on a wide range of topics from setting up a new group to asset transfer.

We also have a small project helping people set up micro-enterprise in the health and wellbeing sector.

We work closely with Youth Organisations Wolverhampton who can offer support if you are an organisation who works with children and young people.

Some of the resources we use to support you and your organisation are:

Starting a new group

  • Small group start up toolkit
  • Sample constitutions
  • Rolling training programme
  • Advice and support with funding applications
  • Advice and support with keeping your records
  • Advice about your finances and book keeping
  • Help and advice about policies and procedures
  • Fact sheets

Existing groups

  • Organisational health check
  • Self-assessment toolkit
  • Action planning
  • Project planning
  • Firmer Foundations toolkit (aimed at organisations that want to improve the way they deliver services and be contract compliant)
  • Rolling training programme
  • Help and advice about policies and procedures

Help for charities

  • Starting a charity
  • Registration
  • Complying with charity law
  • Rolling training programme

Rolling Training Programme that includes

  • Governance
  • Board/Trustee roles and responsibilities
  • Business planning
  • Data protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Policies and procedures
  • Managing volunteers
  • Writing a funding application
  • Outcomes planning, monitoring and collection


  • Budgeting
  • Full cost recovery
  • Setting up simple bookkeeping

Funding support, including:


  • Big Lottery
  • Children in need
  • Heritage Lottery fund
  • Sport England
  • Heart of England Community Foundation
  • Meet the funder events

Funding Portal on our website to search for funding

Support with funding applications

Who to contact for more information?

Sharon Nanan-Sen Voluntary and Community Sector Support Worker01902

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