Business Planning

Why is it important?

Every organisation needs a roadmap to help ensure that there is a clear, shared vision of its long term goals and that best use is made of the time and resources available.

Good business planning will help clarify roles, resource requirements and determine how the organisation will achieve its aims.

Key considerations

For every community-led organisation there are a number of key considerations.

You need to quantify the local needs you want to meet, clearly outline what you want to achieve and how it can be delivered and identify what resources you have and need.

You also need to work with key partner organisations which will include local authorities such as housing policy, land, planning permission and funding and housing associations which boast development and management specialist skills and funding opportunities.

You will also need to work closely with developers for land, planning permission, planning gain and construction and land owners – particularly exception sites benefiting the local community in perpetuity.

Finally, you need to look at how you will project manage delivery.


Where we come in

We will provide you with general advice and support, identify and map local needs and help you develop your vision and mission.

From there we will help you prepare viable business plans, manage your project and identify and manage risks with due diligence.

We will also help you negotiate agreements with the local authority and evaluate and establish ongoing management arrangements.