Setting up a not for profit organisation

Information sourced from international and national literature with evidence from case studies to assist in determining the best way forward in setting up sustainable, community-managed services.

The 'Setting up a community managed not-for-profit organisation' guide is intended to inspire those involved in creating, managing or working within community-based services to think critically about how such services can best contribute to people’s social and economic participation. 

This guide uses real community-based case studies as an example of how community services of all types can build and strengthen communities. For more information, see Related resources.

See Community foundations for information about setting up an independent philanthropic organisation working in a specific geographic area.