Support & Advice

Charity Commission

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

www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ 


Charity Retail Association

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

www.charityretail.org.uk/ 


CIC Regulator

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

www.bis.gov.uk/cicregulator 


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.

www.companieshouse.org.uk/ 


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.

www.dtawales.org.uk/ 


Enterprise agencies

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

www.business.wales.gov.uk/ 


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.

www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities  


Social Enterprise Coalition

The trade association for social enterprise in the UK.

www.socialenterprise.org.uk/ 


Social Firms Wales

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

www.socialfirmswales.co.uk/ 


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.

www.walescoop.com/ 


Wales Council for Voluntary Action

www.wcva.org.uk/ 


Welsh Social Enterprise Coalition

Forms the representative voice for Welsh social enterprise.

www.welshsec.org/ 


Welsh Government

Information on programme, policies and grant schemes for enterprise.

www.wales.gov.uk/