Sustainability Resources

The National Lottery Community Fund are compiling useful resources to help grant holders become more resilient and sustainable organisations.

Early Warning Guide

Early Warning Guide 

A quick and simple financial and governance check from Locality. Designed for use by boards and senior staff of third sector organisations of any size, to help you quickly assess your situation and take action, and avoid any ‘I wish I’d done something sooner’ situations.

Facing Forward: How Small and Medium Sized Charities can Adapt to Survive

Facing Forward – How Small and Medium Sized Charities can Adapt to Survive

This report, commissioned by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, aims to provide smaller charities (those with income of £10k – £1m) with information that will help them consider – and take control over – their futures. It explores the current operating environment, major trends that will affect smaller charities’ financial sustainability, and provides advice and resources for assessing, and taking steps to improve, their resilience and steps to survival.

Employee Volunteering: A Best Practice Guide

Employee Volunteering: A Best Practice Guide

This report, brought to you by Bournemouth and Poole Council and Voluntary Service (CVS) and Hireserve, provides guidance and practical tips for voluntary organisations who want to benefit from a business partnership and support a successful Employee Volunteering Scheme.

Community Cafés:A Brief Financial Overview

Locality Community Cafes 

This document provides a brief overview of Community Cafes, including information on gross profit, staffing, VAT, and some supporting examples.

Community Cafe Financial Modelling Tool

Community Cafe Financial Modelling Tool

This model allows you to try out different assumptions for your cafe, and to see what works. It can be used both for existing cafés; for example by entering current performance and looking at what needs to be done to make it viable, or it can be used as part of planning and projections.