Resources Catalogue

Voluntary, charitable and social enterprises in and around Sudbury have access to a whole  host of resources, both online and through Sudbury Hive.  Below are links to resources on the Hive website for memebrs,  links to other websites that you might find useful, as well as a list of ways we can help each other.

  1.  Setting Up a New Group, Organisation or Charity? The red tape can feel overwhelming!

New groups setting up in Sudbury or the surrounding villages have access to a free Start-Up Pack.  The pack gives you templates for key documents, checklists and guidelines for making sure your group follows national guidance and rules.  The pack has been purchased by Hive from funding awarded by ‘Awards for All’, designed by SAVO and the password to access the Start-Up Pack is available from [email protected]

2.   Applying for Funding?

Community and voluntary groups in Sudbury can access a free Funding Toolkit 

This takes you through the necessary preparation you will need to do if you want to write a successful funding application.  It also contains lots of advice and top tips.  The pack has been purchased by Hive from funding awarded by ‘Awards for All’, designed by SAVO and the password to access the Start-Up Pack is available from [email protected]

       3.  Does your group satisfy the Governance Code?

According to the Charity Governance Website;

“Good governance in charities is fundamental to their success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture where everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision.”

To help you understand the requirements of your organisation, read the THE GOVERNANCE CODE document, which explains what each of the seven areas is about.  There is also a document here with a chart to help you review how your organisation meets the principles of good governance by going through the seven areas and breaking them down into bite-size chunks:  Complete Code small Organisations

4.  Does your organisation need a Health-check?

Hive are offering all organisations who work within the Sudbury and District area a health-check. So if you want your policies checked to ensure that they are fit for purpose or need policies written, we can help. If you want to have advise on running efficient and effective committees or meetings, we can help. If you need simple forms for managing staff or volunteers, we can help. If you want a business plan or a funding application checked before you send it off, we can help.

Don’t delay, contact Hive today!



5.  Low-cost Rooms for Hire in Sudbury

Hive members have access to a range of resources locally. Below is a summary of what is available, but if you need something that is not listed, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Christopher Centre

  • Low-cost rooms to hire, such as counselling rooms from just £5/hr!
  • IT equipment
  • Office ‘hot-desk’
  • The Christopher Centre currently has offices to let at very reasonable rates.  For more information please call Teresa on 07462 108708 or drop in for a ‘guided tour’ during office hours.

The Befriending Scheme has a training room in central Sudbury available for hire at very reasonable rates.  The room can accommodate 15 to 25 people.  For availability please contact Tash Young on 01787 371 333.

If you have a resources that you can share with other VCSE’s in and around Sudbury, please contact Sudbury Hive on 07818 262 113.

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