Small Group Project

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The Small Group Project specialises in support to small voluntary and community groups in the High Peak, particularly those who are disadvantaged, marginalised or rurally isolated and have no paid worker.

In need of help, advice or encouragement in starting or developing a community or voluntary group?

  • Do you have a good idea, but don't know where to start?
  • Perhaps you are a member of a group or organisation that needs information or advice?
  • The Small Group Project is available to offer this free service to groups in the High Peak.

Help can be given in many ways:

  • Advice on researching needs and clarifying aims
  • Deciding on the structure of the group or organisation
  • Advice on Constitutions
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities of Management Committee members
  • Advice on running meetings
  • Funding advice
  • Details of charitable status
  • Networking - putting you in touch with others who can help
  • Keeping up to date through our Newsletter
  • Training advice

One World Festival stall 2009You may simply want to discuss your ideas with someone to help you make a decision. You might have a one-off enquiry that we can assist with. We are here to help.

We particularly want to work with the smaller groups who may not be very experienced in voluntary action. We also want to reach people who do not normally have easy access to this kind of help. This might be because they live in an area where they are isolated. It might be that they are disadvantaged in some way, perhaps through disability.

The project also has resources to loan free of charge to groups such as a digital camera, display boards, gazebo, and marker board. Our reference books and various publications also offer a valuable resource to groups seeking information. We also run training courses to help groups meet identified needs.

All the services of the Small Group Project are completely free to groups.

We can visit you anywhere within the High Peak. Give us a call to make a convenient appointment.

Small Group Project Leaflet Acrobat document 458Kb

Small Group Project Poster Acrobat document 288Kb

>> Some Groups we work with


Gamesley Villa helped by Small Group Project




Small Group Project is funded by:
Tameside and Glossop NHS PCT and Derbyshire County NHS PCT

Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015
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