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




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 and Cumbria County Council, the Copeland Governance Academy can assist groups through the following FREE short sessions that will take place at the Whitehaven Foyer:

  • Tuesday 10 September 2019 – Setting up a group—what you need to know
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019 – Choosing a legal structure for your group or organisation
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 – Registering as a charity including a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
  • Tuesday 29 October 2019 – Responsibilities of charity trustees
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019 – Being a Chair—chairing skills
  • Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Key documents—policies and procedures
  • Tuesday 3 December 2019 – Finding funding (please bring a laptop or tablet to this session if possible)

Cost: FREE*

  • Booking essential.  Limited places available.
  • 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:
  • post: Cumbria CVS, Shaddongate Resource Centre, Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5TY