Support and Resources

This area of the website provides support and resources for residents, communities and those involved in (or wishing to get involved in) running community groups. You will also be able to find links to partner organisations in Leicestershire, which provide specific support and resources.

Community Engagement Toolkit for Town & Parish Councils

This toolkit contains guidance for Town & Parish Councils, around ways of undertaking activities with communities within their Parish/Town area, including initiatives that Parish/Town Councils can lead the development of.

Developing a Community Idea

This section includes a step-by-step guide to developing a community idea, from planning and inception, to implementation and evaluation.

Support provided by Voluntary Action Leicestershire

  • Volunteering - includes advice and support for organisations who use volunteers, and for people interested in become involved in volunteering
  • Group Support - a range of information for community groups, including advice around accessing funding, governance, business planning and training.
  • Training - information on training activities for community groups.

Support provided by RCC

  • Good Neighbour Schemes - support and advice to help communities to set up and run volunteer-led Good Neighbour Schemes
  • Community Buildings Service - this service is available to provide professional advice and support to volunteers and Parish Councils who have responsibility for operating village halls and other community buildings

Support provided by CASE

CASE (Co-operative & Social Enterprise Development Agency) delivers advice, support and training to people who want to set up a social enterprise, community interest company or a co-operative.

Support for Parish & Town Councils

The Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is a membership organisation which provides information, advice and support to Parish/Town Councils.

Support provided by Locality

Locality is a national organisation that provides a range of support to communities and community groups, including the following:

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