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Support for community organisations

Achieve more for your community organisation with us

We support community organisations to transform lives by building their strength and resilience. With a team of local experts across the country, we offer a bespoke support service for community organisations everything they need to thrive – and any income we receive from giving this support is reinvested directly back into support Locality members.

To thrive, we believe community organisations must:

  • Have an enterprising business model
  • Offer a wide range of services depending on community need
  • Create local wealth and social value to regenerate their local area
  • Collaborate with other local groups and organisations
  • Involve local people in the decisions that affect them.

These beliefs are the foundation of our service that offers community organisations all the support and advice that they need, across seven key areas:

Governance

Business setup & legal structure, strategic reviews, organisational reviews

Business Planning

Business modelling, investment readiness, feasibility studies, community shares

>> Read about Friends of Stretford Hall’s experience with us

Financial resilience

Financial modelling, business turnaround, new income streams, contract readiness

Community engagement and impact

Community engagement, impact measurement, theory of change, community consultation and evidence building

Marketing and communications

Marketing strategy, website refresh, brand development, social media

>> Read about St Georges’ Wakefield’s experience with us

Impact measurement

Consortia development, partnership development, organisational mergers, networking/stakeholder development

Ownership of land & buildings

Asset transfer, asset management, asset development

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Lighthouse

Lighthouse is an online diagnostic tool for assessing the current health of community organisations across six key areas, scanning the horizon for potential hazards and alerting you to areas that need your attention now to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of your organisation.

It’s a tool that is free for Locality members, and comes built in with support packages to help community organisations address their issues immediately.

>> Find out more about Lighthouse

Lifeboat

Ready to throw you a life saver when financial difficulties strike – Lifeboat offers expert and confidential financial advice and support to Locality members – from a simple financial question, to a full financial strategy.

>> Find out more about Lifeboat