Community Organisations

 Community Organisations

Better Together Challenge

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a community buying guide to help communities who are thinking of buying goods collectively in order to save money. Community buying involves consumers combining their buying power to buy goods or services together, getting better deals and saving money, for example food/groceries, heating oil and solar panels. BIS are also running a Buy Better Together Challenge. If you have come up with new ways of buying collectively to help save money or you have an idea about communities working together in this way you could enter the challenge to win a share of £60,000. Training, mentoring and seed funding is available for stand out projects with a £15,000 prize for the overall winner. Visit the website to find out more:
http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/buying

Community Matters - Online Guidance and Advice

Here is a page from Community matters where you can find all you need to know about setting up and running a community organisation. This includes legal structures, Trustees roles, managing the organisation, policies, finance, marketing and more.
http://www.communitymatters.org.uk/content/462/Online-Guidance-and-Advice