Governance Workshops – South

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The Right Structure For You

Please choose to attend one of the following sessions:

2.30pm – 4.30pm or 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Cumbria CVS, in partnership with Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership, is running a free workshop to explore different legal and governance structures.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to clarify and explore different governance structures including charities, charitable companies, companies limited by guarantee, community interest companies and charitable incorporated organisations – to help you decide which structure is right for you! and perhaps whether your current structure is still fit for purpose.

For example, it is becoming clear that many community groups do not currently have a legal structure that protects trustees and limits their personal liability, which often makes it difficult to recruit new trustees. Also there are still some groups with an income of £5,000+, operating with charitable objects, but who are not registered with the Charity Commission.

The workshop is suitable both for community groups and/or social enterprise organisations just starting out to those that have been operating for many years and also for anyone contemplating setting up a new community or social enterprise.

The training is for third sector organisations only (voluntary/community organisations and social enterprise businesses) and is FREE due to funding from Cumbria County Council through their Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership (CSEP) Networking programme.

Trainers: Sue Gilbertson (CSEP) and Mark Costello (Cumbria CVS)

*Priority is given to groups in the Barrow & South Lakeland area

Download a booking form here
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* A £10 cancellation fee applies if a place is cancelled within one week of the training and/or for non-attendance.

Book online OR Complete and return a booking form to:

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

Bookings are closed for this event.