Support & Advice

Charity Commission

The regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales offering extensive guidance material for charities. 

Charity Retail Association

Helps charity shops to operate their shops as effectively as possible by pooling expertise, promoting common interests and working together. 

CIC Regulator

An independent official who encourages the development of the CIC brand and provides guidance and assistance on matters relating to CICs. 

Companies House

Incorporate and dissolve limited companies. They also examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and this information is available to the public. 

County Voluntary Councils (CVCs)

Provide support to existing and start-up social and community enterprises. 

Development Trusts Association (DTA) Wales

An independent practitioner based membership organisation promoting the work of and supporting the growing network of development trusts in Wales. 

Enterprise agencies

Sources of business support and training. Search the Welsh Government's business directory for information, advice and support services near you. 

HM Revenue and Customs

A single reference point for information about tax and VAT for charities along with information about tax relief for charitable donations.  

Social Enterprise Coalition

The trade association for social enterprise in the UK. 

Social Firms Wales

National support agency for social firm development. It provides business advice to social enterprises. 

Wales Co-operative Centre

Co-operative development agency working across Wales providing guidance and support to promote social, financial and digital inclusion. Services include free help and business advice to social enterprises and co-operatives in Wales. 

Wales Council for Voluntary Action 

Welsh Social Enterprise Coalition

Forms the representative voice for Welsh social enterprise. 

Welsh Government

Information on programme, policies and grant schemes for enterprise.