Starting Up

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Voluntary organisations and community groups are set up everyday in Scotland for many different reasons, however the amount of effort required to set up and establish a new voluntary organisation should not be underestimated, and it is important that ample time is built into your development plan.  Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire can provide advice on starting up and if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your idea further please contact

The, consider these six simple steps for setting up your organisation

  1. Indentify the need
  2. Build a team
  3. Agree the purpose and aims of the organisation
  4. Make a plan
  5. Get constituted
  6. Decide the legal structure

For more information about these steps see SCVO: Setting up a Voluntary Organistation

or contact Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire or tel 01698 300390