Starting a New Group

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If you’re considering setting up a new group or organisation, we can help. We can support you in understanding what you’ll need to do, finding the appropriate structure, and getting the paperwork right.

It’s essential to plan what your organisation aims to do and how best to structure yourself to achieve this. You’ll need to clearly outline your purpose, such as who your organisation will be helping, what services or activities you might offer, and where and how they will be provided.

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Discounts and Funded Support

Discounts and some free support are available to eligible organisations.


We deliver training throughout the year on a range of topics that are of interest to voluntary organisations. Click here to see the ones that we think will be particularly helpful for you.

1-to-1 Advice

We recommend an initial appointment with our Governance Advisor, which should take up to one hour. They can help you understand what you’ll need to do and how to prioritise your time and energy in the early stages. 

This service is free for Glasgow City Organisations, supported by our funders. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment at

Appointments may also be available for organisations outside Glasgow when capacity allows but may come at a charge. Please drop us an email, and we can discuss the help available.


GCVS has a range of resources on our website that you can download and use. Click here to see the ones we think will be particularly helpful when you’re setting up a new group.

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