First steps for new groups

There are many different reasons why you may want to set up a group. These are just a few:

  • There may be a proposed development in your neighbourhood which many people feel strongly about
  • You may have had a good idea and need some more people to help make it happen
  • You may want to meet up with other people who have had similar experiences to yours, so that you can offer each other friendship, support and advice
  • You may want to give an existing group a recognised structure in order to attract funding
  • You might feel strongly about a particular problem or issue and want to get more people together to do something about it
  • You might have noticed that adults or children in your community would benefit from a particular type of activity and want to make this available to them.

If you really care about something, the idea of starting a group to do something about it can be both exciting and daunting. Use this section to help you think through the first steps and start to get things moving.

  • Getting a group started

    First steps when thinking about starting a new group, and links to further information.

  • Organising a public meeting

    Holding a public meeting can be a really good way of building a campaign or getting more people involved in your group.  Here are a few ideas to help you organise a meeting that is interesting, accessible and run smoothly.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Other services you might find useful