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Audio Active is a pioneering youth music and arts organisation that works with young people across the South East of England. They help young people to use music as a tool for change, for education and for personal development.

Audio Active needed legal advice to help them to make some changes which would strengthen their governance, but which was effecting their eligibility to bid for European funding to support their work.

They wanted to convert their registered charity into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, so that their structure would better protect and strengthen their ability to grow over the coming years. However a funder, who they were submitting a bid to, questioned whether this change would make them eligible for their funding criteria.

We matched Audio Active with one of our business volunteers who is an expert in charity law, structures and constitutional changes. Our business volunteer gave Audio Active one-to-one, comprehensive advice relevant to their situation. Together they came up with a solution which enabled Audio Active to implement their constitutional change, to be compliant with charity law, and to bid for the European funding they wanted to.

Our support meant that Audio Active has been able to go ahead with their plans to strengthen their organisation and to bid for funding – so they can continue to support young people to show us what they’re capable of.

 

Need help?

If your group or organisation needs expert advice, and is not able to pay for it, you can apply to be matched with one of our business volunteers. Our volunteers are knowledgeable in a wide range of areas, including charity law, employment law finance, building leases, communications, marketing, website development, data management, and much more.

To find out more get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

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If your local business would like to offer local charities the expert advice that they need, so they can continue to deliver their services to our local communities, we want to hear from you. We’re always looking for more business volunteers to volunteer with us.

To find our more get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

“Thank you for getting us this expert advice. We weren't able to afford legal advice and your business volunteer was able to provide us with the advice that we needed at no cost to our organisation. This support has been excellent. ”

“Thank you for getting us this expert advice. We weren't able to afford legal advice and your business volunteer was able to provide us with the advice that we needed at no cost to our organisation. This support has been excellent. ”

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