As part of Caru Cymru, we want to help communities look after their local area.
If you’re looking to carry out regular clean-ups or care for a green space with your friends or neighbours, then we’d recommend becoming a formal community group.
This will not only provide more structure and help you access the right insurance cover, but it will also open up lots of other opportunities, including funding.
We know it might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the whole process – from creating a constitution and getting insured, to fundraising and getting more volunteers involved.
We have project officers based in every local authority who can provide advice to anyone looking to set up a group and work independently.
We’ve included below some of your most common questions about starting a new community group, but if you still want more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Setting up a constitution isn’t as scary as it sounds – we promise!
A constitution simply outlines what you want to achieve and the rules and structure you want to follow
If you become a constituted group, you can apply for our community group insurance scheme, which is completely free for up to twelve months
Contact your local Keep Wales Tidy project officer! We have project officers in every local authority in Wales. They’re on hand to provide all the help and support you need.
Find my local project officer
You’ll be joining a network of other passionate and inspiring groups doing amazing work in their local areas. We’ve got a map of active groups on our website, and we’ve also set up a private Facebook group to encourage volunteers to share good news, ideas and best practice.
Request to join the Keep Wales Tidy Community on Facebook
Yes! For a limited time only, groups that we help set up a constitution will be given a free clean-up starter kit. This includes all the essential litter picking equipment for five volunteers
Not at all! You can always borrow equipment for free from one of our Litter Picking Hubs