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If you are looking to start a voluntary, community or social enterprise group, the following links can provide all the information you need:

Factsheet 1 – Setting up a new group – The questions that you need to ask and what you need to decide and know when setting up a new voluntary, community and social enterprise organisation
Factsheet 2 – Constitutions – A governing document is a set of agreed rules governing how an organisation will be run. This factsheet explains the different types of governing documents
Factsheet 3 – Management Committees – The roles and responsibilities of management committee members
Factsheet 4 – Planning and Holding Meetings – The different types of meetings VCSE sector organisations can hold, their purposes and how they need to be managed
Charity Commission guide: How to set up a charity – What it means to be a charity and what to do if setting up a charity is the right option for you
Charity Commission guide: How to write your charity’s governing document – How to set out your charity’s purposes and rules in its governing document
Charity Commission model governing documents – Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust
Charity Commission guide: How to write charitable purposes – How to decide what your charity’s purposes are and write them in the ‘objects’ clause of your governing document
Charity Commission guide: Charity types: how to choose a structure – Decide whether to set up a charitable incorporated organisation, a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust
Constitution for Small Charities – This constitution is suitable for small charities with an annual income under £5,000 that don’t own a building or employ people and do not intend to register with the Charity Commission