Governance and finance

Individual visits and consultations: Lancashire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Lancashire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

LA1 Lancashire
United Kingdom

GDPR: Data Protection Toolkit

From May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be in place, replacing the current Data Protection Act. The new regulations will apply to all types of organisations – including small charities and leisure time music groups. This toolkit brings together guidance, tools and resources for groups to use to prepare for the changes.

GDPR: What you need to know

An overview of GDPR - the background, what is changing, what you need to do to prepare and why Brexit won't change the outcome.

Use our Charity Registration Service

Our Charity Registration Service is designed to make the process of registering as a charity as simple as possible. Find out how we can help you.

Creating a strategic plan

Running a leisure-time music group can be time-consuming. With so many things to do, sometimes you can get bogged down in the small details and immediate issues and forget to look at the bigger picture. Creating a strategic plan will not only help you to do this but will also provide a framework for dealing with those day-to-day details, helping you to run your group smoothly and efficiently.

What are the key elements of a strategic plan?

Succession planning

What is succession planning?

It is the process of preparing for someone to take over a role from another person, in order to make the transition as smooth as possible, as well as having a plan for emergency cover should any role suddenly become vacant or temporarily lapsed. There are three key aspects to succession planning:

GDPR: Privacy notices and statements

A key part of your responsibilities under GDPR is to provide easily-understandable and accessible information to individuals at the point at which you are collecting their data - these are called privacy statements.

GDPR: Template privacy notice and statements

On this page you will find various template documents to help you prepare for GDPR together with links to notes and guidance to help you use them.

Data protection and retention policy

This policy is an internal document that sets out your organisation's approach to using data. It is a set of rules and principles for the people running your group, or working with it, about how to treat data.  

Data Protection and Retention Policy template

This is a template Data Protection and Data Retention Policy for use by Making Music members. It has been designed in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and can be used as it is - with just your specific details (e.g. group name) added in, or taken as a starting point with changes made to suit your specific activities and circumstance.

Data retention: what you need to know

This guidance looks at data retention in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  You can find out more about GDPR in our GDPR toolkit, including a template Data Protection and Retention Policy. 

Data Protection Policy template - notes

We have developed a template Data Protection and Retention policy for use by our member groups. It has been designed in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can be used as it is - with just your specific details (e.g. group name) added in, or taken as a starting point with changes made to suit your specific activities and circumstance.