If you are a voluntary organisation that needs help with archives and records you can download our draft guidance. This guidance is still being amended and updated and we welcome any feedback you have on it. In particular, get in touch if you would think we need to include somehting in our FAQ’s or glossary. Please send your feedback or questions to

Draft Guidance March 2017 version

We have also prepared a range of other links, documents and case studies to help staff, trustees and volunteers of voluntary organisations manage their archives and records and/or make informed decisions about depositing records in an appropriate respository, such as a local record office or specialist collection.

We welcome suggestions of other sources of information and advice. See our resources for charities / voluntary organisations below:

Resources for charities / voluntary organisations

As part of our piloting of a database of digitised materials we will also create guidance for voluntary groups on best practice in digitisation. Check back here for updates on this ongoing work.

Resources for researchers