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Signatories to Way Up

Welcome to this page for those groups who are looking to complete the Way Up Quality Assurance Scheme. This page is just for you.

Bexley, Brent, Ealing and Hounslow will do their best to help you through the scheme, but there may be times when we need to suggest other support. We will be adding to the following list a few places to go. 

 CVS GROUPS TO ADD MORE INFORMATION ON EACH OF THESE AREAS.

1) Governance and Organisational Planning

Governing document

For example, for charities, this is the document that you have logged with the Charity Commission to show what your organisation was set up to do.

Business/strategic/development plan 

Funding strategy 

There are certain rules around fundraising as determined by the Charity Commission. The Fundraising Regulator's Codes are invaluable in setting the scene for your fundraising strategy. In terms of creating a strategy you can talk to your CVS about what is proportionate for your group. You may like to consider training from groups like FSI, SSC, The Chartered Institute of Fundraising or the Directory of Social Change amongst others. 

Communications strategy

Talk to your CVS about what is proportionate for your group. The Media Trust may be of help.

Organisational structure chart

Insurance certificates

Vision, Mission, Values

Accounts

Projected budget

Lease agreements

Financial management policy

Reserves policy

Policies and Procedures

Safeguarding

NSCPP and Thirtyone:eight offer training and support.

Equality and Diversity

Health & Safety

Confidentiality and data protection

Complaints

Financial procedures/risk register

Bullying/harassment

ICT/Digital

Environmental

Conflict of Interest

Whistle-blowing

Volunteering

Policy review procedure

3a Staff and Management

Job descriptions and person specifications

Employment contracts

Recruitment procedure

Redundancy policies

Induction processes

Probation procedure

Supervision and appraisal system

Grievance policies and procedures

Capability/performance management procedures

Training policy

3b Managing Volunteers

Volunteer agreements

Recruitment procedures

Induction processes

Safeguarding policies as appropriate (relevant to volunteers)

Volunteer policy

Volunteer role descriptions

Procedures for capability/performance management, guidance and support

4) Monitoring and Evaluation

For general help with this heading, 

Brent CVS has a number of recorded sessions with information on these.

Bexley CVS has a page of useful links: https://bvsc.co.uk/impact-action-useful-links  and runs regular training sessions for those working within the Bexley borough. 

 

Clear written:

  • Impact (aims)
  • Outcomes
  • Indicators

Monitoring system

Evaluation tools and processes

Consultation processes

Monitoring & evaluation plan and timetable

Evaluation reports

Project planners

5) Funding strategy

For general help on this: There are certain rules around fundraising as determined by the Charity Commission. The Fundraising Regulator's Codes are invaluable in setting the scene for your fundraising strategy. In terms of creating a strategy you can talk to your CVS about what is proportionate for your group. You may like to consider training from groups like FSISSCThe Chartered Institute of Fundraising or the Directory of Social Change amongst others. 

Communications strategy

The Media Trust may be able to help.

Income generation plan and activities

A useful starting point: https://www.cafonline.org/charities/fundraising/fundraising-fundamentals/getting-started

Karen Jefferys of BVSC says: I used appendices in my Fundraising Strategy to demonstrate that the charities I worked for met the CC20 requirements. 

Donations system

As well as having systems to deal with cash, cheques and regular giving, you may wish to check that your online giving is efficient. This may help. 

Project proposals and budgets

 

 

6) Participation and Consultation

Policy on beneficiary involvement

Timetable of consultation events

Reports on consultation and participation events and processes

Evidence of need gathered from consultation

Surveys, questionnaires, etc.

Newsletters

Forum agenda/notes

Forums for user and other stakeholders to contribute, e.g. place on the board, user-led steering group

Project and service proposals devised with the involvement of beneficiaries

Timetable for consultation events and activities