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Community Group - Constitution / Articles of Association / Equivalent Governing Document

As part of our monitoring, we are required to check that Community Groups can demonstrate they are recognised, non-profit making organisations.

There are various forms of governing documentation that can confirm an Organisation is recognised, and could be one of the following:

  • Group’s Constitution
  • Charity Registration Confirmation / Trust Deed
  • Articles of Association
  • Group Bank Account
  • or any such equivalent governing document.

Note: To become ‘constituted’ a group will need:
- A management committee which includes a chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer
- A written constitution document that states your group's name, aims and how you will operate and what will be done with assets if the group finishes
- A bank account
- A set of accounts.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx odt.