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Voluntary Organisation Support Officers in Bradford district.  Need help with setting up a new group or keeping an existing group going?  Need help with writing a constitution or policies?  Help from the Voluntary Organisation Support Officers is free:

Community groups in Bradford – email Peter Tate and Chris Barker or telephone 01274 722772
Community groups in Shipley & Bingley – email Sarah Moss or telephone 01274 781222
Community groups in Keighley & Ilkley – email Shaun O’Hare or telephone 01535 665258

ProHelp is a network of 1,000 professional firms that have offered to provide advice and strategic support to community and voluntary groups and organisations in the area. Members include surveyors, accountants, architects, consultants and PR, marketing and design agencies.

Bradford Cares is an employee-volunteering programme. Volunteers undertake a one-off project or piece of work that can help community groups improve their surroundings or achieve better service provision. More information from Trish Rogers on 0113 205 8245 or

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service prepares annual accounts and conducts independent examination of accounts at a modest charge for charities and unincorporated voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000 and charitable companies with a turnover of less than £90,000. Contact Dave Collins on 01422 835192. Financial systems health checks are free to all voluntary and community organisations in West Yorkshire.

Pay and Employment Rights Service (PERS) offers expert advice on employment issues - to employers and employees of local community groups and charities.  From 11 October 2013 charges will be made.

Bradford Community Payroll and Accounts offers payroll services for groups and individuals.

  • For groups: "the service provides practical support, information and advice on any aspect of PAYE and other payroll related issues, taking on the administrative burden and freeing you to deliver your voluntary and community services."
  • For individuals: "complete payroll service for Direct Payment users, but includes other services related to Direct Payment users only, such as FISH Insurance and payment of invoices. Once more we take care of all your payroll responsibilities, so you don't have any hassles or worries."

If your group is considering paying a consultant instead of using a free or low cost advice service, why not take a look at our top tips for working with consultants?

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