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Before You Start ….

It is important to undertake some research and do some networking prior to setting up a group.
This will help you to find out:
> whether or not a similar group already exists at a local, regional or national level.
> whether there is any available evidence of need.

There are a number of good sources of information about existing voluntary groups which are outlined in the table below and which would be a good place to start in carrying out your research. It might also be useful to talk to key people from within the local authority, health authority, national park authority and regional or national organisations in the field of work that you are interested in.

Table sources of information about existing organisations:
PAVS Database containing information about over 600 voluntary and Community groups operating in Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire County Library Services Directory of local societies available from the County library
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Database of information on many voluntary and community groups throughout Wales www.wcva.org.uk
Charity Commission for England and Wales Register of Charities in England and Wales which can be accessed through the Charity Commission website. www.charity-commission.gov.uk


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