‘How To’ Guides & Supporting Case Studies

bloggoodpicThe ‘how to’ guides and case studies on this page reflect the learning from Wolverhampton’s Transforming Local Infrastructure project and illustrate the benefits of collaboration and partnership working.


Asset Transfer:

How To: Prepare for Asset Transfer



How To: Collaborate for Funding

Case Study: Funding Cluster


Information Technology

How To: Get The Most From Your IT

Case Study: Base 25



How To: Work With The Business Community

Case Study: House of Dance and Higgs & Sons


Professional Services

How To: Get A Quality Service & Value For Money

Case Study: Refugee & Migrant Centre



How To: Contract With Confidence

Case Study: Unpicking Contracts Workshop


Social Enterprise Network

How To: Make The Most of Social Enterprise

Case Study: We LoVe Crafts



Guide to Equality & Diversity

Shaking HandsEquality and diversity are an essential part of the voluntary and community sector ethos; many organisations are addressing disadvantage within communities, and every organisation that employs staff and volunteers must comply with equalities legislation.

Wolverhampton’s Quick Guide to Equality and Diversity will provide employees and volunteers working in voluntary and community organisations with a basic understanding of the principles of equality and diversity in the workplace.  It will help them understand their rights and responsibilities, and how to navigate some of the trickier equalities situations.

The guide provides an ideal opportunity for learning and self-assessment around the principles and practice of equality and diversity and will be useful for organisations wanting to develop up to date equalities policies.


A Quick Guide To ‘Equality & Diversity’

Public Sector Equality Duty

Easy-Read Version of Equality Act

How To Stop Hate Crime



Guide for Small Groups

groupEvery day, hundreds of small groups make life better for people in Wolverhampton. Whether it’s befriending, running a community centre, or providing opportunities for young people, each group does a valuable job, and the variety of care and support available for people who need it most is endless.

Time is always precious, but particularly for small groups where most of the staff are voluntary and the focus is on supporting people in need. So how do groups find out about funding? Where can they go to find the information they need to run safely and within the law?

Wolverhampton’s Guide for Small Groups includes easy to use checklists and information so that groups can easily see what they need to do – and what they don’t need to worry about.

The guide is divided into clear sections designed to help groups work methodically through key areas of organisational development. It is pitched at levels ranging so is relevent for groups just starting out as well as those wanting a more comprehensive understanding of how to develop their group further. It also contains tips on where to go for more information.

For further details, please contact Sharon Nanan-Sen on SNanan-Sen@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk


Introduction To Small Groups

Section 1: Getting Started

Section 2: Planning

Section 3: Funding

Section 4: Finance

Section 4a: Finance Template

Section 5: People

Section 6: Policies

Supporting Information



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