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Starting a community group

Starting a community group can be a hugely rewarding experience. Creating a group where people can come together to do something productive, help others or provide support is an integral part of community life. 


Why set up a community group?

There are many reasons for setting up a community group. They usually start with an individual or group of people who share similar concerns and are aiming to solve a particular problem, meet a certain need or who feel there is a lack of something in their community. 

Once your idea or vision is in place and you have decided you want to start a group, there are various factors that need to be considered and good planning at the beginning stages can save a lot of wasted effort or work further down the line. 

It is important to think about the following questions before getting started:

  • do we know our aims and what we are going do?
  • do we need a committee?
  • do we need a constitution?
  • do we need a bank account?
  • how will we generate funds?

View our setting up a community group guide for more information or alternatively you can contact us by emailing us at or by calling 01257 515151.

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