The Basics

We call the basics about how you run your group “governance”. Governance is about making sure:

  • you have the right structure to suit what you are doing
  • you make decisions in a clear and effective way
  • your committee members are able to participate effectively
  • you manage conflict and challenges
  • you keep control of your finances
  • you meet your legal requirements

Whether you are looking to set up a new group, are having difficulties or want to review how you work, we are here to help you get your governance right.

We can help you with:

  • choosing the right type of group to become
  • writing your constitution (the document that defines your group)
  • setting up your bank account
  • becoming a company or a charity
  • running legally
  • evaluating and improving how your committee works
  • recruiting and training committee members
  • creating financial processes and systems
  • recording your income and expenditure
  • preparing your annual accounts

For more detail about how we can help you with governance, see pages 7-9 of our services guide.

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