Advice and information

Voluntary organisation support officers work with community groups to help them set up, register as a charity or company, get policies, find small grant funding, publicise activities and more! Help can also include organisational health-checks.

Please contact your nearest officer:

Community Action, Bradford office: Clive Whittaker 07964 352663 and Lincoln Oakley 07422 575852.

Community Action, Keighley office: Chris Barker 01535 612500/ 07422 966140.

Community Action, Bingley office: Sarah Moss 01274 781222/ 07422 966142.


In-house governance training

Our Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (VOSO’S) here at Community Action Bradford & District can also now provide bespoke in-house training and facilitation for management committees and boards.

The sessions are:

Roles and responsibilities of management committees/ trustees
Good Practice/ Code of Governance for boards and management committees

We can arrange these sessions at a time and place to suit you – evenings and weekends included (with notice). An in-house session means you can discuss your organisation in detail and work on the issues that are important to you. We ask for a contribution towards time, materials and expenses on a sliding scale so that training is affordable for groups of all income levels.

Prices are discounted for smaller organisations to keep this essential training affordable and accessible.

We ensure that each and every in-house session is based on your specific governing document so that it’s tailored to the needs of your organisation. If you are in the process of charity registration or changing your legal structure then we will arrange the session once your governing documents are finalised.

Contact our training team or telephone 07419 133797 and they will be happy to help to arrange an informal chat with us so we can discuss with you and tailor a session to your needs.


VOSO Network Events

Bradford West Network Event – Thursday 19th April, 11.30-2pm at Girlington Centre, Bradford BD8 9NN

In the meeting a number of issues will be looked at:

  • Lottery bid-reaching community
  • Small funding bidds
  • CLLD funding
  • Data management & requirement of GDPR
  • Commissioning for Bradford Council
  • Transformation Programme- What is it?
  • Your training needs in the future

For further enquiries please contact Clive or Lincoln for further information or call 07964 352663. Flyer


Resources to download

Help for groups in Bradford district

Get ready for funding workshop checklists

Making the most of the bfunded website