Brief guide to legal structure

Plunkett Foundation

GDPR information

Co-operatives UK

A committee and a structure

Woodland Trust

Organisational types and structures

Transition network

Start your social enterprise

Social Enterprise UK

Community ownership of land

Locality (automatic download)

Governance for community enterprises

Co-operatives UK

Committee roles and responsibilities

Plunkett Foundation

The art of governance (film)

Nathan Brown (Plunkett Foundation) and Vert Woods

Legal forms for community enterprise

Co-operatives UK

Organising effective groups

Seeds for Change

Simply legal: organisational types

Co-operatives UK (automatic download)

Scaling up: delivering new services

Locality and Shared Assets (webinar with slides)

Creating your constitution

Woodland Trust

Information note: Coops, CBS

Financial Conduct Authority (automatic download)


This site is managed by Plunkett Foundation, the national charity that helps communities to take control of their problems and overcome them together. We support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses that help them tackle issues ranging from social isolation and loneliness to poverty.

Plunkett Foundation is a registered charity, numbers CC 313743 (England and Wales) and SC 045932 (Scotland). It is a company limited by guarantee, registered number 00213235 (England and Wales).

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