Policies, Resources and Toolkits
Here you’ll find downloadable resources to assist in the effective management of your organisation
We have model policies for everything from charity constitutions to staffing, safeguarding, business planning, financial management, fundraising, voluntary organisation committees, and much more. We also have fact sheets on a variety of topics.
To download a document simply click on the relevant link (opens a new window).
General policies and useful information
Safeguarding vulnerable adults- a brief guide from Islington Council about what to do if you have concerns that an adult is being abused.
Voluntary Action Islington’s Strategic Business Plan may be useful to you as you develop your organisation’s future plans. The Small Charities Coalition provide a useful business plan format for use by small charities. This template for a voluntary sector business plan and business plan framework may also be helpful.
Our Financial management and controls policy and Financial requirements for successful fundraising- slides from a workshop by Accountability have been produced to help your organisation manage its finances effectively We have also produced the following documents and templates to help you manage finances:
Independent examinations – including a list of local independent examination service providers
Audit or independent examination– a paper produced by our auditors, Goldwins, to help you make a decision about whether to use audit or independent examination. From March 2015 if your income is greater than £500,000 but less than £1m you have the option to consider and independent examination instead of a full audit.
CASH-ONLINE have produced some fact sheets to help small voluntary organisations manage their finances. In particular the following may be of help to our members:
- model financial controls policy for a small charity
- information about accounting for cash including petty cash
- paper on preparing budgets
- fixed asset registers fact sheet
- guidance on preparing for audit/independent examination
- information about bank reconciliation and
- handling conflicts of interest