Copeland Governance Academy: Setting up a group – what you need to know

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The Copeland Governance Academy is about developing small groups and empowering individuals.  Increasingly, small or new organisations are encouraged to take on greater responsibilities for supporting the delivery of local services.  Funded through Copeland Community Fund, the Copeland Governance Academy can assist groups based in Copeland through the following FREE short sessions that will take place at the Whitehaven Foyer:

  • Tuesday 14 January 2020 – Setting up a group—what you need to know
  • Tuesday 28 January 2020 – Choosing a legal structure for your group or organisation
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020 – Registering as a charity including a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020 – Roles and responsibilities of charity trustees, including key officer roles
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020 – Key documents—policies and procedures
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Introduction to Grant Funding

Cost: FREE*

  • Booking essential.  Limited places available.
  • Only organisations based in Copeland are eligible to attend these sessions
  • Maximum of two people per organisation per session
  • You don’t need to attend every session—just book on to the ones that you will find useful*
  • Light refreshments will be available

*£10 Cancellation fee will apply if an attendee cancels within one week of the course date and/or for non-attendance of any or all of the sessions.

To download a flyer click here

How to book

Booking form: download a booking form here and return it to:

  • email: info@cumbriacvs.org.uk
  • post: Cumbria CVS, Shaddongate Resource Centre, Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5TY