The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
Our Wild Green Places Team is here is help community groups in the Tees Valley who want to improve their local green space.
We can help with everything from health and safety, advice on insurance and constitutions, promotion, organising activities and where to go for funding. We can also put you in touch with members of other green place groups who can share their experience with you and provide moral support!
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
TCV has a Community Network for local conservation groups. For an annual subscription they provide access to insurance, discounts on tools, trees, training courses and information about grants.
My Community Starter
My Community Starter is a free online resource for people who want to get involved in organising smaller, straightforward community activities. Here you will find some useful tools, tips and information on a few of the things you need to consider when setting up a community group or activity…you can even create your own personalised pack. It includes guidance on some legal, health and safety, insurance and planning issues.
Keep Britain Tidy Network
Not just about litter, the network of organisations and their colleagues with a professional interest in managing and improving places. It provides you with a one-stop shop for identifying, developing and delivering solutions to land management issues.
This website run by the National Federation of Community Organisations has very clear practical information for community organisations of all types, covering the nitty-gritty of setting up and running a group. Charitable status, health and safety, protecting children and vulnerable adults are all covered