Starting a group

Most community groups are set up by local people or communities of interest who have identified a need for a particular activity or service in their area and are committed to doing something about it. Here are some first steps you can take to getting your group up and running.
Use this page to understand what you need to consider when choosing your legal structure and the main characteristics of different legal structures.
A governing body is responsible for the management of the organisation. The name of the governing body will depend on your legal status.
You will need a different governing document depending on which legal status you choose to take. This page has a range of templates you can choose.
You can bank at a local branch or you can do it entirely online. Here is a handy list of banks offering accounts for not-for-profits.
Insurance is a vital and necessary part of running a group. It is highly recommended you have this.