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Setting up a new group

There are lots to things to consider when setting up a new organisation, including whether you should set up a new organisation or partner with an existing one through to deciding what legal structure your organisation should be and writing a constitution.

Here are a few places you can go for information to help you make those important decisions.

Please also see our section on Governance.

The Charity Commission publishes a wealth of guidance on setting up and running a charity. Have a look at Setting up a charity which includes an initial 6 step approach.
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) KnowHow  has a section on Setting Up a Charity, which provides information, guidance and templates
The Small Charities Coalition has published The Simple Guide to Setting Up a Charity, which steers you through the  the logistics of setting up a charity in simple steps.

As well as websites that offer advice, there are organisations, such as The School for Social Entrepeneurs, who offer training and support to help you develop your charity or social enterprise.

If you cannot find what you need or would like help and advice, please contact us at or ring 01256 423816


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