toolkitOur range of Practical Toolkits contains practical advice, case studies, short exercises and downloadable templates for policies, procedures and forms.

  • Health and Safety
    Improve health and safety standards, creating better working conditions for staff and volunteers and keeping members of the public safe.
  • Policies and Procedures
    Develop and implement workplace policies and procedures, to provide a framework to operate in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Self-Evaluation
    Evaluate your effectiveness as employers using a range of tools, many of which can be adapted to improve the management of volunteers.
  • Staff Management
    Manage your staff and volunteers more effectively through induction, appraisal / review, supervision, support, training and development.
  • IT for Smarter Working
    Introduces a range of free or lost cost resources to make your work and learning delivery easier, improve productivity and reduce costs.
  • Job Seekers’ Toolkit FREE
    Provides a step by step guide to produce a CV, search and apply for job vacancies, and prepare for job interviews.
  • Managing Volunteers
    Packed full of information on ‘best practice’ to recruit, involve and retain volunteers in your organisation, signposting you to further sources of information.
  • Media FREE
    Take advantage of free publicity, and producing effective publicity material, plus find out about different areas of the media and how best to interact with them.
  • Risk Assessment
    Provides clear and accessible information about risk assessment and uses interactive learning to help you learn how to put the principles into practice.
  • Self-Organised Learning Group FREE
    Produced by the Suffolk Partnership for Informal Adult Learning (SPIAL), to help people who want to set up their own learning groups.
  • Stress Management
    Practical advice and useful tools to understand, identify and reduce stress in the workplace.
  • Taking and Presenting Minutes
    Provides clear guidance on taking and presenting minutes with interactive learning to help you put the principles of minute taking into practice.
  • VCS Starter Pack
    Helps you through the key stages of forming a new group, potential areas of development, with advice, helpful tips, good practice and template forms.
  • Writing a Good Funding Application
    Detailed process of writing successful applications.


  • £10.00 per Toolkit (except those shown as FREE)
  • Subscription to any of the above provides unlimited access for 26 weeks.