About us

Who we are

Advising Communities is a legal and technical advice, information and support service for people and organisations rooted in their communities or looking after community assets. We aim to make our services accessible and we are proud of our specialist interpreting and translating services which help us to achieve this. We help a wide range of organisations such as charities, social enterprises, small businesses and local government organisations across England and Wales.

What we do

We offer a low-cost subscription service which includes an email advice service

Up-to-date information sheets which help subscribers to advance through their various stages of development. We also offer targeted consultancy packages such as a standard 3-day Incorporation support package of legal and technical support to get you started as an incorporated organisation and our Trading Separation package to help you separate trading income to limit liability and financial risk. Our training packages include our 2 day programme on Setting up or Managing your Organisation or Assets. We can also offer bespoke consultancy and training support on request. Our accreditation schemes consist of the VISIBLE programme for recognising quality and best practice in community organisations and Pre-VISIBLE review to help you test your organisation’s management systems, policies and procedures.