Community Action Sutton provides a wide range of support services to voluntary and community organisations working in the London Borough of Sutton.
We send out regular e-bulletins, and run a range of networking events, forums and training sessions throughout the year. If you
are a voluntary sector, community, Social Enterprise or faith organisation working in Sutton, why not become a member of Community Action Sutton to access all this and more. Membership is free.
Benefits of membership
- Advice and support to help your organisation
- The support of a specialist team
- Payroll and accountancy services
- Access to low cost training
- Regular e-bulletins straight to your inbox with news from the sector, funding opportunities, training courses, job opportunities and events
- Networking events, forums and conferences
- The latest information on financial opportunities and changes to the law
Your views represented by Community Action Sutton on a wide range of partnerships and committees.
We provide a range of services ‘free of charge’ to all our members plus an allocation of one-to-one support time to each organisation – these are the services funded through the Infrastructure Support and Capacity Building Programme. Once members have used up their allocation of ‘free’ one-to-one support time (up to 14 hours in each financial year) we are happt to talk about howwe can continue to support you on a fee based basis.
Governance Support getting governance right is the key to a sustainable organisation. Community Action Sutton has been supporting voluntary sector boards for a number of years and can help with a number of issues ranging from choosing the right legal structure to business/strategic planning and trustee development.
Securing a sustainable income and fundraising In an increasingly competitive environment generating income is becoming a much more complex and time consuming challenge. We can help you develop a fundraising strategy and apply for grants.
Developing your workforce For most voluntary organisations staff is their greatest expense and their greatest asset. We can help you make the most of your staff.
Demonstrating your impact and quality, demonstrating the difference your services make and measuring your effectiveness has never been more important. We can help you with measuring your impact, producing evaluation reports and achieving quality marks.
Writing and implementing your policies and procedures Governance and sustainable fundraising start with good policies and procedures. We can help you get yours into shape.
Financial Management Setting up and managing your finances can be time- consuming and getting this wrong can cost your organisation dearly. Community Action Sutton has a long history of providing financial services and we can help with all sorts of things from Charity Commission compliance and financial advice to computerisation of accounts and budgeting.
Communications, telling people what you do and why you do it is vital your success as an organisation. We can help you plan your communications, review your website and set up your social media.
Once your organisation has used up its allocation of free hours, you can still purchase any of these services at a rate that can be negotiated. In addition we will continue to offer the following services on a chargeable basis only.
Community Action Sutton offers subsidised training courses on subjects ranging from fundraising to safeguarding. All members receive regular ebulletins with details of the latest training courses and this information is also available on our Eventbrite page.
End of Year accounts and Independent Examinations
Community Action Sutton has significant experience and expertise producing end of year accounts and carrying out
independent examinations for charities and small organisations. To find out more about this service contact Dunstanette Kuti
We can provide a range of admin services for charities and small organisations. For details and prices contact Jackie Parr
CPS Payroll services CPS Payroll has over 20 years’ experience of providing payroll services to the voluntary sector. We cater for all voluntary organisations, whatever size, and tailor the service to meet your needs and budget. For more information contact Karen Adorjan