Chelmsford CVS can help you with information and support on all aspects of setting up and running a voluntary or community group, including choosing a legal structure or insurance, fundraising, voluntary sector management, marketing, managing your group’s money, drawing up policies and best practice procedures.

We have a wide range of information and resources available at Burgess Well House, including a specialist voluntary sector library. We also have some guidance available through the pages of this website.

If you are involved with a local charity or community group – or thinking of setting one up – please do get in touch.  And if we don’t know the answer, we probably know somebody who does!  You can call us on 01245 351888 or email

Through partnership with Voluntary Sector Training we offer access to affordable formal training. Click here to find out more.

Guidance & Information

We have a range of online resource and downloadable documents to support voluntary & community organisations.

We have a document library containing information on a wide range of subjects and areas to help and support local organisations, including information sheets, template documents and outline policies. This is being added to all the time.

To gain access to this page, please click here.