Community and Voluntary Groups

This page contains guidance for people thinking of setting up a community group, or existing groups looking for information.


The process of setting up or formalising a community group can seem a daunting one, especially understanding your legal requirements. The challenges should not be overestimated, however, and the rewards can be great. The following information will help to guide you through the process.

Setting Up Your Voluntary/Community Group

Setting up your Voluntary/Community Group

A Simple Guide to Writing a Business Plan

A Simple Guide to Writing a Business Plan

You will also find information about resources and contacts that groups in Sussex have found useful for their work at the Resource Centre website.