A very basic introduction for those thing about setting up a community group.

These FAQs cover the basics of...

  • constitutions
  • banking
  • insurance
  • funding

 

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Can a small community group obtain grant funding from a parish council?

Can anyone start a community group?

Can small community groups apply for grants from national funding bodies?

Does a community group need a bank account?

Does a community group need a constitution?

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Does a community group need to have insurance?

Does a community group need to produce an annual set of accounts?

Does a community group need to register as a charity?

Does a small community group need to have offices?

 

Can a small community group obtain grant funding from a parish council?

  • Yes parish councils have powers to provide funding to enable new groups get started
  • They can provide access to their facilities at reduced rates to help new groups get started.
  • Your group will need a constitution and a bank account if your group wants funding.

 

Can anyone start a community group?

  • Yes - but it is suggested the group should have a management group of 3 unrelated people.
  • Having clear well defined objectives is an advantage as it helps people to understand the purpose of the group.

 

Can small community groups apply for grants from national funding bodies?

  • Yes – in theory, but the paperwork and time may be prohibitive.
  • It might be better to look closer to home and find more local sources of funding.

 

Does a community group need a bank account?

  • Yes any money coming into or being spent by the group should be accounted for properly.
  • Without a bank account it is unlikely that the group will be able to attract funding.
  • In-order to open a bank account your group will need a constitution.

 

Does a community group need a constitution?

  • A constitution is advisable and can be quite a simple document that lays out the objects of the group and how it functions.
  • Without a constitution your group will be unable to open a bank account.
  • Without a bank account it is highly unlikely that the group will be able to attract funding.
  • We've covered community group constitutions in some detail.

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BPG 13 community group constitutions

 

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