Useful Information & Contacts

Each of the organisations listed below provides some kind of advice and support to third sector organisations.

Business in the Community

Manchester Office: Amazon House, 2nd Floor, 3 Brazil Street, Manchester M1 3PJ          

Tel: 0161 233 7750

Merseyside Office: Suite 322a, The Cotton Exchange, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ


Linking business and voluntary and community groups.

Charity Commission

2nd Floor, 20 Kings Parade, Queen's Dock, Liverpool, L3 4DQ
Tel: 0151 703 1500
Fax: 0151 703 1555
Website: Charity Commission

Advice and information on registering and operating as a charity.

Community Development Foundation

Unit 5, Angel Gate, 320 - 326 City Road, London EC1V 2PT

Tel: 0207 833 1772
Website: Community Development Foundation

Advice and information on community development issues

LOCALITY - formerly Development Trusts Association (DTA) & British Association of Settlements (BASSAC)

33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR
Tel: 0845 458 8336

Advice and support for new and existing development trusts and network for community-based groups.

Directory of Social Change

Federation House, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BW
Tel: 0151 708 0117
Website: Directory of Social Change

Useful publications and training opportunities on a range of voluntary and community issues.

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545 745

Advice and information on data protection issues.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Homestead, 40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP
Tel: 01904 615 905/ 01904 629211
Website: Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Produce research reports on a range of social and community issues, also have a number of funding streams for work aligned to poverty and social issues.

National Association of Community & Voluntary Associations (NAVCA)

The Tower, 2 Furnival Street, Sheffield S1 4QL
Tel: 0114 278 6636


Information and support for voluntary and community associations.

National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
Tel: 020 7713 6161
Website: National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Advice and support for voluntary organisations.