Governance and finance

Example committee role descriptions

Committee or management teams tend to work best with clear and defined roles. The simplest way to do this is to have a role description for each position on the committee or management team. It means whoever is in the role understands what their job is and what they are responsible for, helps all members to understand what everyone does and can be invaluable if an occasional territorial disputes crops up.

Group accounts template

We have put together an accounts template to help you manage your finances.

Information and advice event (Edinburgh): Good practice for committees

An effective committee is vital to the successful running of your group – but sometimes getting the committee together is half the battle. How can you build an effective committee, encourage others to take part, and avoid disagreements or all the work falling to one or two people?

Come and meet members of other music groups and share best practice on managing committees. Find out what tactics others employ to keep their committee working effectively, and find out more about recruiting and keeping new committee members.

Location

Botanic Cottage
Royal Botanic Garden
EH3 5NZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Information and advice event (Luton): Arts Council England Grants for the Arts workshop

Come and meet staff from Arts Council England, and find out more about their Grants for the Arts funding scheme. Sue Hughes from ACE will have plenty of advice on what they are looking for in an application and how funding decisions are made. There’s also an opportunity to discuss any ideas you may have for projects, and to find out more about any alternative sources of funding.

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Location

Luton Central Library
St. Georges Square
LU1 2NG Luton
United Kingdom

Equality and diversity - what should we be doing?

By promoting equality and diversity within your group you can ensure that all those involved feel valued and heard, and able to contribute to its overall success.

How to create an equal opportunities policy

This Briefing explains how to go about developing your policy and outlines the areas you may need to consider.

Events checklist – disability and access

This briefing, produced by Voluntary Arts, includes a simple checklist which we think covers the most important issues surrounding disability for voluntary arts events.

Composer commissioning contract - template

If you're thinking of commissioning a composer to produce a work for your group, you can use this model commissioning contract to make sure that everything is clear and agreed for both you and the composer.

Should your group be a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)?

The SCIO is a legal structure for registered charities in Scotland. It provides limited liability and separate legal identity to organisations which do not wish to incorporate fully. This guidance outlines the benefits and obligations of becoming or converting to an SCIO

Setting your group up as a charity

We can help advise music groups on establishing charitable status. There are advantages to gaining charitable status and also some consequences to be aware of that are covered in this guidance.