This Project Pack is designed as a tool to support new and established projects.
Whether your project is large or small, a parish project or a formal charity, all of the information in this pack is designed as a tool to support you in setting up the project and to help you in ensuring the sustainability of your project.
Your first step is to contact the Caritas Westminster Development Worker for your hub – that is, your geographical area in the diocese. Their contact details can be found here.
Your Development Worker can help you use this project audit document to identify any gaps in the formal structure of your project. There is also helpful information on legal compliance and other important policies and procedures of which you should be aware. We have included a detailed section on Volunteer Management with all the relevant volunteer forms that you should be using as well as sections on Safeguarding, H&S and Financial Planning. We have also included information on how to turn your project into a formal charity or a social enterprise operation.
In producing this pack, we have taken advice from some of the experts in the voluntary sector such as the Charities Commission, NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), SEIDS (Social Innovation and Enterprise Hub) and the Caritas Volunteer Service to ensure that we are sharing the most up-to-date information with you.
Caritas Westminster hopes that you find this pack interesting and informative!
Ask your Development Worker for this resource which will help you ensure you are complying with the law on data protection.
Your Development Worker can take you through these resources on what you need to do regarding Safeguarding, to protect children and vulnerable adults using your services.
Your Development Worker will be able to help you think through any risks associated with your project, using the following resources:
- Template Health & Safety Policy
- Template Risk Assessment
- Examples of Risk Assessments for different projects
- Safer Food Guidelines
These additional resources, available below or from your Development Worker, cover a variety of other useful topics,. Do let us know if there are any other areas where you need help or advice and we will do our best to connect you with someone who can help.