Setting up an organisation

We have pulled together a list of useful links to excellent resources on setting up a group or organisation, including a social enterprise.

The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission Guidance from setting up a charity to closing a charity and everything in between.

The Resource Centre

Have lots of simple resources on setting up not-for-profit groups from community groups through to charities, including the necessary governance documents, constitutions and legal structures


Have lots of resources for community groups, including Governance and Legal Structures.

Power to Change

Have links to resources for starting a community business.


Resources for setting up a social enterprise.

Model Community Interest Company (CIC) constitutions, memorandums of association and articles of association

Plunkett Foundation

Have lots of early stage resources for community businesses.


Have lots of free resources to support social enterprises including legal help guides and is social enterprise the right model?