We can support you to set up a new community group, voluntary organisation or even charity and help to turn your ideas in to a reality.
This section includes advice on getting like-minded people involved, deciding the purpose of your group, and agreeing a set of rules or principles that will govern your group. We also offer information about things you may need to do, such as open a bank account and allocate roles in the group, as well as about the different legal structures that a community group or organisation can use and how to set up different types of organisation.
See our Information Sheets below or contact us for further support.
This group of North Tyneside grandparents who, as kinship carers, are raising their grandchildren wanted to establish themselves as an independent, self-governed group in order to provide peer support, activities and information sharing on a formal basis. After helping the group to define their aims and objectives, we helped them to become constituted, delivered training on roles and responsibilities of management committees and running effective meetings, provided template agendas and supported them to develop plans for their running their group and activities. Since setting up, the Kinship Carers have also accessed our funding advice and finance services and are now running regular events and activities.$0.00 donated