Have a great idea but not sure what to do next?


Setting up and running a group or an organisation

Sobus can help you grow and strengthen your organisation so that it can make a difference in the community it serves. We will signpost you to professional advice where needed and provide one to one advice for the development of your organisation.

We are here to assist voluntary and community groups. These include unregistered charities as well as registered charities, small groups operating in the community, Community Interest Companies and Charitable Companies. We will also help other social enterprises working with and within the community.

Sobus offers one-to-one support

  • Organisational structure and its development
  • Policy development
  • Management development
  • Trustee recruitment and development
  • Partnering of your organisation.



Sobus organises regular local training and networking events on a range of topics. Our upcoming training can be found here


Monitoring and Evaluation

When you are applying for funding it is essential to consider how you will report the changes that will be made to the lives of your clients by the project you are applying for.  The funder will expect this to be outlined in the application and you will need to prepare your monitoring systems to ensure that your project can be easily reported on. Sobus can help you with the following


  • Reviewing and setting up your monitoring systems
  • Guidance on developing an outcomes approach


Managing Finance

We will signpost you to services such as CASH and where necessary other bodies that can provide support. More broadly we can offer support in your business planning, advise you on which funders you can approach as well as helping you develop your own fundraising strategy. Our regular newsletter  also provides you with current funders to approach.


Achieving Standards and Quality Accreditation

We will signpost and advise you on a range of organisational development issues to help you achieve the quality mark you are seeking, whether that be PQASSO or Investors in People as well as others.






20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

Telephone 020 7952 1230

Registered Charity No.1071089
and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No.03471416

sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.