COGS - Start Up Support
The idea for a new voluntary group usually starts with an individual or a small group of people identifying a local need that they want to help address.
We know that starting the journey to set up a new community group can seem quite daunting – but please don’t be put off.
Our COGS (Community Organisations Getting Started) guide and support service is here to hand-hold you through the journey, in a step-by-step way, at your own pace.
We have broken down the process into 7 key steps:
Working through each step will mean you have collected all the information you need to get up and running with your first activity plan, making it easier to attract funding or maybe become a charity.
When you sign up, we will provide you with the COGS workbook and you will also have access to 7 dedicated 1-hour support sessions alongside email and telephone helpline support when you need it.
Looking to set up a charity or social enterprise
We’re not just available to support community organisations. If you are thinking of something larger and would like advice and support to talk through your idea and think through your options, please get in touch on 0141 941 0886 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org