London Borough of Croydon

Starting Up: How to become a charity or social enterprise?

Wed, 05/12/18 - 10:30 - 13:00
This workshop provides an overview of the key things needed for any early stage organisation seeking to set itself up properly for future success. Covering a wide range of areas such as legal structures, essential systems, free support, and common founder issues, this is aimed at individuals who want to understand the next steps to take, to set up the foundation of a great group. This workshop is not about funding applications. It covers systems, risk, legal structures and organisational challenges. For enquiries How each workshop runs: Each workshop lasts 2.5 hours and will include an expert presentation, group work to allow attendees to share ideas and solutions, as well as time for individual networking. It will be run at CVA Resource Centre by Claudia Demuth. If you have particular needs, please let us know when booking. Please arrive by 10.15am at the latest, as the workshops start promptly at 10.30am. How bookings are managed: We expect workshops to be very popular. Up to 16 people working with Croydon people can attend for free. Up to 10 people helping people outside of Croydon (other London boroughs / national organisations / international groups) can attend for a £25 fee. Refunds are given up to 7 days before the event. Bookings will be taken and assessed as received. Priority will be given to: Croydon based individuals / groups who have attended capacity building workshops / received in-depth support during the last six months. We run a waiting list, please email to be added to this if this event is full. One week before each workshop date, we will offer free workshop spaces to the waiting list. Who is running the workshops: As an experienced coach and fundraising trainer, Claudia Demuth helps not for profits to set up, effectively deliver, and carefully reflect on income generation / business planning approaches. During the last 20 years Claudia has supported a wide range of charities, social enterprises and sub-regional partnerships to raise funds from sources such as the Big Lottery, Dept of Health or Europe, as well as acting as a critical eye for those wanting to set up great new projects. Currently an associate for the Law Centres Network, the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Croydon Voluntary Action, London Community Foundation and Homeless Link; she uses expert coaching and action learning techniques to encourage people to think outside of the box. Clients really value Claudia’s ability to quickly identify organisational stumbling blocks and ask hard questions which help challenge long-held assumptions, whilst bringing humour and patience to this sometimes painful process! With 20 years’ experience in funding panels, commissioning, business planning and project management, she prefers to keep things simple and enjoys helping people to discover ‘light-bulb’ moments. To book your place visit
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Address Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Rd, Croydon CR0 2TB, UK