Starting a group

This section provides advice about getting people involved in your group, deciding the purpose of your group, and agreeing a set of rules or principles that will govern your group. It provides practical information about things you may need to do, such as open a bank account and allocate roles in the group, and information about legal structures.

Information and advice

First steps for new groups
Choosing a legal structure
Writing a constitution
Opening a bank account
Setting up a social enterprise
Getting outside help with starting a group

Information sheets in this section, A to Z

Bank accounts for community groups
Charity registration
Constitutions
Getting a group started
Is your AGM coming up?
Legal structures for community groups and not-for-profit organisations
Organising a public meeting
Support for chairs
Support for Resource Centre member groups
Support for secretaries
Support for tenants’ and residents’ associations
Support for treasurers
Support with publicity and printing
Your group’s money

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All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.