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Voluntary group – A definition

A voluntary group is a collection of individuals who work together to undertake certain activities for the benefit of the community – whatever or whoever that community might be. PAVS is in touch with over 600 voluntary groups in Pembrokeshire ranging from small specialist self help groups run by users through to national charities. Groups can operate on a national, county, district or neighborhood level each tending to have their own specific area of interest.

These pages have been produced primarily for people who are thinking about setting up a new voluntary or community group. They outline some of the key considerations and steps that need to be taken. However, the pages will also be relevant to established groups who may be wishing to review their current status.

Our Setting up a group pages will give you information on the following:
> Things to consider before you start
> The importance of research and networking prior to setting up the group
> Constitutions – What they are, why they are needed and the different types with links to a series of model constitutions
> The characteristics, advantages and disadvantages Charitable Status, with guidelines on how to register with the Charity Commission
> A range of useful contacts and information on further reading

If you would like support to set up a group email the Third Sector Support Team. development@pavs.org.uk

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