First of all, use our online Croydon directory to find out if there’s already a group in the borough doing the same or something very similar with which you can link.

Visit Know How Non Profit pages on setting up an organisation or this useful guide by Grant Finder Starting a Voluntary Group

Find out more about different Social Enterprise Legal Structures

If you just want to run a community activity, rather than set up an organisation, you should look at the My Community Starter toolkit.

You could also join one of CVA’s networks to find out what is going on locally - they are valuable ways of meeting people doing similar work. 

You can also recruit volunteers through the Volunteer Centre.

 

In 2013- 14 over 5000 new individuals registered with Croydon Volunteer Centre as volunteers for the first time. We can help you recruit volunteers to get you up and running

 

Case Study

Pam talks about how she started the Community Garden and was supported by CVA's Community Builders and EcoLocal to create a thriving community project and successful edible garden.