Support & Guidance

Whether you’re preparing to start a new community group or have been running a registered charity for some time, VAER can help you achieve your goals.


Since 1998, we have worked with local groups and organisations (of various sizes and legal status), helping them become more robust and more sustainable.

Helpful Links 

We know support can sometimes seem like a minefield, with lots of information floating about. Sometimes you don't know what is accurate or where to begin.


To help you we have put together some helpful links from trusted sources to get you started. 

If you would like help with a more specific question, please get in touch or check out our FAQ section.

Deciding on a structure 

What policies do I need?

Governances role

Becoming a charity 

Funding Search

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