Resource Library

One of WCSU’s goals is to create an online resource bank to share information about setting up a partnership and to provide support for organisations who wish to do so. There are a range of tools and resources available, from trustee audits to risk management templates. This section also provides links to useful external resources.

WRC-authored resources:

Good Governance for Consortia Working

Risk Management

Risk Management Template

Stages of Consortium Development

Partnership Checklist for Trustees

Resources authored by other organisations:

Knowhow Nonprofit provides resources on a wide range of topics 
‘Strength in Numbers: Small charities’ experiences of working together’, the Charity Commission, 2010 
‘Consortia for the delivery of public services: the issue for small and medium-sized charities’, the Charity Commission, 2011 
• Sayer Vincent LLP have produced ‘Made Simple’ guides on a range of topics, including grants and contracts, collaborative working, and risk assessment and management
‘Understanding Commissioning and Procurement: A Guide for Local Compacts’, Compact Voice, 2013 
‘Partnership working toolkit for the voluntary sector’ Compact Voice, 2014. This includes dispute resolution templates, evaluation templates, and other useful resources
‘Understanding social value: A guide for Compacts and the Voluntary Sector’, Compact Voice, 2014 
Resources by Pulse Regeneration aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector that deliver victims’ support services. These resources include a commissioning and procurement jargon buster as well as top tips for tender writing
‘Inspiring Impact: The Code of Good Impact Practice’, NCVO for Inspiring Impact, 2013 
‘It’s your decision: Charity trustees and decision making’, the Charity Commission, 2013
• NCVO produces purchasable publications to support voluntary and community organisations