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Co-operative & Community Finance

Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE — Google Maps
Tel: 01179 166 750
Fax: 01179 166 751
Email: info@co-opandcommunityfinance.coop
Website: www.icof.co.uk

Co-operative & Community Finance has been providing loan finance for co-operatives, employee owned businesses and social enterprises for 30 years. They raise money primarily by public share issue and lend it for social purpose and collective benefit, also managing loan funds for several other organisations providing co-operative and community finance. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the conduct of investment business.
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The Directory of Social Change

24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP — Google Maps
Tel: 020 7209 5151
Fax: 020 7209 5049
Email: info@dsc.org.uk
Website: www.dsc.org.uk

The Directory of Social Change is an independent voice for social change, set up in 1975 to help voluntary and community organisations become more effective. They do this by providing practical, challenging and affordable information and training to meet the current, emerging and future needs of the sector. Their main (and most useful) activity is researching and publishing reference guides and handbooks to grant making trusts, foundations and companies in the UK and overseas. Check their website for details on organisations making substantial donations, but also for ‘small grants’ (usually up to £5,000).
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Charity Commission for England and Wales

Charity Commission Direct, PO Box 1227, Liverpool L69 3UG — Google Maps
Tel: 0845 3000 218
Fax: 0151 7031 555
Website: www.charity-commission.gov.uk

The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charitable activity enabling charities to maximise their impact; ensuring compliance with legal obligations; encouraging innovation and effectiveness; championing the public interest in charity and to promote the public’s trust and confidence. Their website has a wealth of information and advice for existing charities and people interested in setting up a charity.
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Swan Turton

68a Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PA — Google Maps
Tel: 020 7520 9555
Fax: 020 7520 9556
Email: info@swanturton.com
Website: www.swanturton.com

Swan Turton, media lawyers, have a specialist Photography and Visual Arts section which offers legal advice and support to trade associations, arts organisations, galleries, businesses and individual practitioners in the visual arts. They provide specialised advice on copyright, moral rights and other intellectual property rights issues, including the new Artist’s Resale Right; and on the specialised contracts required in the visual arts for commissions, licensing, residencies, funding and agency and gallery relationships etc. Main contact: Nicholas Sharp who is also a director of a-n The Artists Information Company.
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Interchange Trust Legal Department

Roger Bronkhurst
Hampstead Town Hall Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP — Google Maps
Tel: 020 7692 5860
Fax: 020 7813 7493
Email: legal@interchange.org.uk
Website: www.interchange.org.uk/content/?q=node/4

InterChange Legal Advisory Service has over 15 years’ experience of providing specialised legal advice to charities and voluntary sector organisations at subsidised, affordable rates. They can also assists orginisations in devising their constitutions.
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London Voluntary Services Council

Library and Information Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA — Google Maps
Tel: 020 7700 8104
Email: library@lvsc.org.uk
Website: www.lvsc.org.uk

LVSC brings London voluntary and community sector organisations together to learn and share best practice and to create a co-ordinated voice to influence policy makers, providing up-to-date information on management and funding, advice and support for voluntary and community groups, practical publications and short courses for those working in the sector.
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