Setting Up a Group
Getting your group started
There are many different reasons to start a group, and many different legal structures for you to choose from. It's worth thinking
about what kind of group you want to have, as this may affect the
order in which you do things.
The Resource Centre has information sheets on all the things you will need to think about when you are setting up a group. These information sheets are free - there is just a very short monitoring form to fill in before you can see them:
- Getting a group started
- Bank accounts
- The Roles of Committee members
- Responsibilities of the Management Committee
- Legal Structures for Community and voluntary
- Legal structures for Not for Profit Organisations
- Charity Registration
You can also use the Resource Centre's RouteMap online flowchart to help you choose which legal structure best suits the way you want to run your new group.
If you need something that the Resource Centre does not not have, you can search the Beachcomber database for anything from insurance to bouncy castles, to advice on how to do a risk assessment.
The Resource Centre also offers additional support services to
- Brighton & Hove Council tenants' associations
- Groups based in areas of social housing and run by local
- Groups based in minority ethnic communities
- Groups run by disabled people
This includes one-to-one tailored training and advice sessions, covering topics such as computer skills; keeping accounts;developing a fundraising strategy; drawing up a constitution; and any other aspect of running your group.
For more information please contact the Resource Centre.