Practical support

NCVO provides advice and support on a wide range of topics and in a variety of formats from practical how-to guides to video training courses or bespoke advice. Choose your topic from the left-hand menu. If you’re an NCVO member and are having trouble finding the advice and support you need, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can help point you in the right direction. Not an NCVO member? Find out more about NCVO membership.

Knowhow Nonprofit

Knowhow Nonprofit is our main advice and support website and the ‘go to’ place for social learning in the voluntary sector. It has a community of over 38,000 people who share knowledge, best practice and experience. You'll find anything from expert advice or top tips to bite-sized how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.

Studyzone

Studyzone is the video training platform of the voluntary sector. With over 40 courses to choose from, you and your colleagues can get all the training you need at your own desks. You can either watch a single course or get access to all our courses by signing up to our subscriptions from as little as £9.99 per month. There is no contract and you can cancel at any time. NCVO member organisations can sign up for free. Find out more about NCVO membership.

How-to guides

How-tos are practical, step-by-step guides written by our KnowHow community. Anyone who has experience in a voluntary sector area can write, add to, edit or update a how-to as they see fit. Why not share your own knowledge with others in the sector?

Funding Central

Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.

Consultancy support

At NCVO we offer bespoke, expert advice to voluntary and community organisations. We support them to become more sustainable and more effective so they can make an even bigger difference with their work. 

Legal advice

Nearly every aspect of setting up and running a voluntary sector organisation includes a legal component in some way. From incorporation and charity law through to employment law, data protection, equalities, tax law and contracting.

In the first instance, you may be able to find some relevant general legal information from our KnowHow NonProfit site; many pages also contain signposting to specialist sources of legal information. For more complex matters, specific legal advice and assistance about your situation is often required.

NCVO cannot offer legal advice as we are not lawyers but can suggest the following guidance.

Training and events

We provide a wide range of training and events for voluntary organisations from one-day events to bespoke workshop packages or even online training. You can also hire out our Conference Suite for your own events.

NCVO member organisations receive a 30% discount on all NCVO regional and national conferences as well as on our Certificate in Campaigning and our StudyZone video training courses. Find out more about NCVO membership.

NCVO Trusted Suppliers

By negotiating discounts and preferential arrangements on a wide range of products and services we help voluntary organisations cut costs and become more effective.

Our Trusted Suppliers offer reliable advice and efficient services that can save your organisation time and money.

Exclusive support for NCVO members

Quick Guides are an easy way for our members to fill any knowledge gaps or refresh their skills in key areas of voluntary sector management.

Our parliamentary team keeps our members up-to-date with bite-sized briefings on what's happening in Parliament, who's who and any political changes relevant to their work. Find out more about our political insight briefings.

NCVO's bank of Information Sheets is packed with volunteer management advice and best practice. From 'Finding volunteers' to 'Volunteer insurance', this resource provides comprehensive and practical information to help our members make the most of working with volunteers.

All our advice and support resources are available either for free or at a discounted rate to NCVO members. Find out more about NCVO membership.

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