Community Groups

Advice, support and practical services for community and voluntary groups in East and Central Sutherland.


  • Office/admin services:
  • Independent Examination of Accounts:
  • VG-ES is able to offer independent examination of charity accounts. Charges for this service start at £50. If you require an independent examination of your accounts, please call us on 01408 633001 or email to discuss.

    Please note that, due to the demands of our workload, independent examinations may take some time to complete, it is therefore advisable that you allow plenty of time for this process prior to your deadline date.

  • PVG/Disclosures
  • For information and advice on PVGs and PVG processing, please contact Christine on or 01408 633001.

  • Funding
  • Finding funding is likely to be amongst the biggest concerns of your community group. Many groups raise funds by hosting their own fundraising events, however, bigger projects or one-off expenses may require external funds. The links below might help you identify some potential funding sources:

Remember if you are applying for funding it is important to have a clear idea of the project(s) you have in mind, how much they will cost and exactly what the money will be spent on. You should also have thought about what the outcomes of the project(s) will be and how this will benefit the community. For any further help or information, please contact us in the office.

  • Constitutions, Policies and Charitable Status
  • VG-ES can provide information, advice and support regarding your organisation’s constitution, policies or charitable status.

    For general information, the below links might be useful:

    For any other queries relating to setting up, running or disbanding a community/voluntary group, just get in touch with us at the office and we will do our best to provide what help and information we can.