We can help you set up a community group

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.

Volunteer in wellingtons carries a litter orange sack and walks behind tree

Frequently asked questions

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.

Why is it important to create a constitution?
Is getting hold of the right insurance expensive?
How can I get more help and advice?
Are there any benefits to setting up a formal group?
Do I have to set up a formal group to run a one-off clean-up?

Speak to your local Caru Cymru officer