Constitution for a voluntary group

From: BCM

If you have decided that your group wants to set-up as an ‘unincorporated association’, you will need a set of rules to agree and adopt.

This is called a constitution. A constitution can be short, simple and to the point, as long as it sets out certain information on what your group will do and how you will run your group.

Here is a simple template constitution for you to download and edit using Word.

There are notes to explain each section. You can delete these notes when you are ready to meet and ‘adopt’ your constitution.

A constitution does not need to be registered anywhere, but if you are seeking grant funding, funders will want to see it.

BCM is here to help you to understand your constitution and how to complete and adopt it for your group. If you wish to talk it through, please do get in touch.


This resource was reviewed in July 2022

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