The links below take you to sources of further information and advice. More details are available in the other sections of Help and Advice.

Government departments, agencies and initiatives - England

For a full list of contact details for all Government Departments please visit the DirectGov website.

The National Lottery

England-wide umbrella and resource organisations

Policy, support and budget updates

The following websites should help you to keep on top of policy changes, budget lines and future funding priorities.

Local organisations that may provide help and support

There are organisations that help 'develop' local voluntary and community groups. Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS) and Rural Community Councils (RCCs) are examples of local development agencies but there are other resource centres and umbrella organisations called all sorts of different things. CVS and RCCs may also be called other things such as Voluntary Action Bureaux or Councils of Voluntary Organisations.

You may find that your local authority can point you in the direction of your nearest local development agency. Or try one of the following to get local contacts:

Northern Ireland