SETTING UP A NEW ORGANISATION

Supporting your organisation from registration to documentation.

If you are considering setting up a new voluntary or community organisation or social enterprise, there are many considerations before you go ahead.

Red Zebra can help you at each stage of the process, but initially you should ask:

  • Will it offer a service to a community or will it be of benefit solely to its members?
  • What are the aims of this group?
  • Do you want to work with a specific group of people e.g. older people, young people, or in a certain geographical area, or would it be for the community as a whole?
  • Where do you want to do the work?
  • Are there any other local groups that do the same or similar work?

Once you are clear on the purpose of the group and are sure it would not be duplicating services that are already being provided elsewhere, it is important to think about what sort of structure would be appropriate. Red Zebra can help you decide this by explaining the options, whether you decide to become a charity, charitable company, charitable incorporated organisation or a community interest company, as well as the implications of not doing so. We can explain how to go about setting up as each type of organisation, including governing documents, registration processes and the roles of the organisations trustees or directors, as well as suggesting possible sources of funding.

For more information, call 01227 772248.