The CIU provides handy fact sheets for new voluntary and community groups, they are free to download and can be accessed here.

Starting Up

Starting Up Pack

Management Committees

Roles and Responsibilities of the Management Committee 

Resources for Management Committees 

Induction procedure for Management Committee 

Format for Minute Taking 

Skills Audit 


Planning a Project or Activity

Planning a Project working sheet

Service Delivery and Project Management 

Business Plan 


Planning a Fundraising Strategy 

What makes a good Application 

Putting together a Budget 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluating on a Shoestring 

Financial management

Community Accounting Services 

What is Independent Examination?