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Salford CVS can provide a package of governance support to enable you to carry out your roles and responsiblities as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This support is suitable for trustees of a registered charity, directors of a limited company by guarantee, or members of a management committee or a community group in Salford.  

Monthly E-Bulletin

Sign up to our Good Governance e-bulletin and receive a range of topical information on:

  • Managing Board Meetings
  • Marketing
  • Change management
  • Volunteering
  • Procurement
  • Updates on changes which affect your organisation and your role 

Sign up to receive our Good Governance e-bulletin

Trustee Recruitment & Board Review

Salford CVS has brought together a collection of key resources to support trustees:

  • The Code of Good Governance
  • Grant Thornton reports
  • Trustee support
  • Trustee Induction and information pack 
  • Board Review and Renewal information
  • Trustee Recruitment pack 
  • Additional templates to support your organisation.

Visit the Trustee Recruitment & Board Review pack webpage.

Good Governance Training

Regular interactive sessions to support and up-skill trustees of all levels alongside peer learning and networking opportunities.

Trustees Roles & Responsibilities - An Introduction includes:

  • An examination of 12 main roles of a Trustee
  • Legal changes and implications
  • Collective and individual responsibilities
  • Trustee Recruitment
  • Ten top tips for keeping trustees motivated and much more

All sessions take place at Salford CVS downstairs in our training room

Next training dates and booking

Our trustee training can be tailored to meet your immediate needs and challenges. We are happy deliver a bespoke trustee training programme at your board meeting by arragement if suitable. Please call for further details 0161 787 7795.

We are also offering a series of free Advanced Trustee Training Sessions. For details on upcoming dates please visit our training pages.

Publications and Guides

NCVO's The Good Trustee Guide

The Good Trustee Guide has been broken into four sections for the translation, and the booklets can be downloaded free of charge from the NCVO website.

The booklets are titled:

  1. What is a charity
  2. What is a charity trustee
  3. What trustees must do
  4. How trustees look after the charity

Sayer Vincent guides

A suite of publications and guides from Sayer Vincent, specialists in the field of Charities and Social Enterprise:

Sayer Vincent


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Sayer Vincent

Tax, Gift Aid & VAT  

Grants and Contracts



Tax effective givingEmployee and volunteer taxationGift aidVAT


Grants and contractsPricingTrading issues


Collaborative workingMergers Related parties

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Business Matters




Business casesKnowledge management


Risk assessmentRisk managementReserves policies



Essential Legal Help for Social Entrepreneurs

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UnLtd have partnered with DLA Piper to provide social entrepreneurs with important legal support and guidance through a series of downloadable Legal Help Sheets. Whether you’re a social entrepreneur just starting out on a new venture or you need to protect areas of your existing social enterprise, these fourteen help sheets are a great way to ensure your social enterprise stays on the right side of the law.

Each help sheet has been put together to provide well needed practical guidance and key legal terms to protect your social venture while growing it to the next level. You can access each PDF by selecting from one of the four categories below so be sure to download and save them for future reference. Read the Legal Help Guidelines here.

Disclaimer: The content of these guides were correct at the time of going to print but inevitable legal changes and new finical reporting standards will arise. We advise you to check any particular actions you plan with the appropriate authority before committing yourself. No responsibility is taken by Salford CVS or Sayer Vincent for reliance placed on these guides.

Trustees' Week

trustees' week

Trustee Week is an annual event showcasing the vital role trustee’s play from all walks of life across the country. For Trustee week events: Click Here

Trustee Support Networks

There are a host of national and umbrella networks offering specific support to trustees, listed below are just a few:

Greater Manchester Trustee Network

GMCVO facilitate the Greater Manchester Trustees Network for people who are trustees or committee members of voluntary and community organisations that work in Greater Manchester. The main purpose of the Network is to support trustees through the provision of information on policy and good practice, relevant events, training and resources. The methods used to channel information are an e-bulletin and links posted on this web page.

For more information and to register visit:

Trustee Recruitment

The Reach website has a support for Boards resource section with information on becoming a trustee and recruiting and retaining trustees Visit the Reach website.. Click Here.

Young Charity Trustees

Set up on LinkedIn, the idea behind it is to support young people who are already trustees and to encourage more to become trustees through sharing advice and information. Many young people currently don't even know it is possible for them to become trustees but it can be hugely beneficial both for them and for the organisation they choose to help. Visit the LinkedIn page or follow on Young Charity Trustees on twitter.

Network of Women Chairs

The purpose of Network of Women Chair (NWC) is to share experiences and learning through networking with fellow women chairs and vice chairs of trustees thereby improving charity governance. Find out more about the NWC and upcoming meetings on the Groundbreakers website.

The Charity Commission

For a range of trustee support and up to the minute information, including the essential trustee visit The Charity Commission website.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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