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Governance & Legal Structures - useful links

Voluntary Action Scotland is the national organisation for local third sector infrastructure. 

Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector is the main development agency and advocate for voluntary and community organisations in Glasgow.

Community Enterprise in Scotland are a leading authority in the social enterprise sector.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations offer online advice to help identify the right legal structure with a range of templates available.

Senscot Legal provides affordable support in legal matters to the social enterprise community and wider third sector in Scotland.

Firstport support new social enterprises during start up with issues such as choosing a legal structure, developing and strengthening a business model, writing a business plan and cash flow projections.  

Asset Transfer - useful links

The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) delivered by the Development Trusts Association Scotland support the sustainable transfer of assets (land or buildings) into community ownership.

Mentoring - useful links

Sported support organisations by providing business resources and financial assistance, so that they can concentrate on doing what they do best - improving the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.

Senscot support Social Enterprise Networks across Scotland offering peer support, resource sharing and much more.

Pilotlight match directors from charities and social enterprises with teams of senior business people and facilitate a year long engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth.

Safeguarding - useful links

Safeguarding in Sport is a partnership between Children 1st and sportscotland. Children 1st work with governing bodies of sport, local authority sports/leisure departments, leisure trusts and sports clubs.

Disclosures & PVG - useful links

Most National Governing Bodies will have guidance polices and procedures regarding PVG – contact them first to discuss your club needs.

Volunteer Scotland - Disclosure Services provide a free service in which we enrol your organisation, assess roles/positions, process your PVG applications for both volunteers and paid staff and provide on-going advice and guidance via our website and helpline.

Sports Council for Glasgow can assist their members with PVG and disclosure applications.

Disclosure Types
, learn more about the different types of checks available. 

Gift Aid - useful links

Claiming Gift Aid, registered charities and community amateur sports club (CASC) can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). 

Gift Aid Toolkit which could help scores of Scotland’s community sports clubs generate thousands of pounds by claiming Gift Aid.