Resource: New Factsheets for Greater Manchester's Voluntary Sector

A set of online information guides and factsheets has been produced for the voluntary and community sector across Greater Manchester.

Each factsheet offers basic information, advice and guidance to help voluntary and community organisations to set up, develop and grow. Through a new format, the factsheets include everything from registering a charity to how to influence parliament.

The factsheets were compiled by members of Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support (GMVSS), who collaborated to consolidate over 200 existing factsheets and produce new factsheets from scratch. The aims of the initiative were to better co-ordinate and manage information for the sector, offering better consistency and access to crucial areas of support.

The collaboration has included Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), Voluntary and Community Action Trafford (VCAT), Tameside Third Sector Coalition (T3SC), and Bury Third Sector Development Agency (B3SDA).

The factsheets are now available to download from