Abstracts: May 17th, 2004

A Development Toolkit dealing with governance and participation within community-based organizations has been designed by Co-operativesUK for the use of development workers. The Toolkit supports the Governance and Participation project which is seeking ways to develop methods in which organizations across the social economy sector are able to actively involve members on governance. The CD-Rom Toolkit uses case studies of best practice within the social economy sector and interactive exercises to help development workers to establish the most suitable legal structure for groups and methods to improve participation in governance by members, users and other stakeholders. The project is funded by the Active Communities Directorate of the Home Office and the Toolkit is available to professional development workers who attend a seminar.To register for a free Development Toolkit seminar call the Project Team on 0161 246 2920, or go to http://www.gandp.org.uk