Information Management/GDPR 

THCVS  Document Retention, Archiving and Destruction Policy and Schedule

THCVS -  Risk Assurance and Escalation Policy 

Social Value Useful facts 


The following is a collection of resouces to help you to run your organisation.  It's an ongoing collection and we need your input to help keep it useful and relevant, so please get in touch with any comments or suggestions: or calling us on 020 8980 8427.

Setting up an organisation

Thinking of starting your own charity or social enterprise?  This section takes you through some of the key steps, questions and guides. 

Trustees & governance

This section is mostly aimed at trustees (or those considering joining a board) and contains guides to trusteeship, finding and inducting new trustees, running your meetings, and how to work together as an effective trustee board.  

Legal requirements, policies and procedures

Information about the laws and regulations affecting your organisation, the policies you need, and the rules you have to follow.

Financial management

Some great links and templates, including a whole set of resources produced by the community Accountancy Project as part of our recent Governance Finance and Impact Project.

Technology, communications & data

Guidance on ICT, including websites and social media.

Campaigning & marketing

Make sure your organisation is visible, your information is clear, and the right people know how to find you

Policy, Evidence & research

Guides, statistics and reports about Tower Hamlets, its people, and the issues and concerns affecting the life of the borough.

Planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating projects

A range of guidance and templates, from beginner to expert, to help you plan and run things smoothly.


An introduction to the funding landscape, the basics of bidwriting, and the ways you can find out more about where and how to raise resources.

Funding Sources

Our ongoing list of funders that make grants to organisations operating in Tower Hamlets.  Divided into smaller and larger grant funders, updated as we find out about new funders.


Commissioning is just one way of resourcing your organisation, but we have given it a separate section because of how important it has become over the last few years.  

Partnership working

Summarises some of the legal structures available to partnerships, as well as potential risks and benefits of working with other organisation and the skills required to make the relationships work.


If you are looking for premises locally our online database might help.  Our premises forum is for local groups with premises concerns.  

Employing & managing staff

This section is for people who are responsible for HR in an organisation. It includes some template policies that you can adapt for your own organisation, guides on pensions auto enrolment and contracts of employment, and some links to useful external resources.


General Support