The Community Resilience Team works with individuals, small or large voluntary organisations and communities to identify and build on already existing strengths and skills within neighbourhoods. Our aim is to give people greater influence and control over what happens in their communities and the area that they live in.

We can support by:

  • Offering guidance and support to help you set up a group
  • Give advice to organisations to help them develop and grow to make them more sustainable
  • Information on accessing funding / support to write funding bids
  • Help finding venues
  • Supporting the set up and maintenance of stake holder groups within the community
  • Share Best Practice within the voluntary sector
  • Promote the work that you do on our social media and web page

We are here to support local people to take action within their communities for matters that are important to them. We work closely with other agencies across the city including housing associations, public health and other council services, all of whom are keen to support the development of community groups and projects.

Keep up to date with our latest funding opportunities and activities by or visiting our

Setting up a community group

Our team is there to offer support to you and your group.

If you are starting up a group and just need advice on where to begin, we have a selection of 'How to Guides' for you to refer to for some guidance:

  • Advice on starting a group
  • Writing a constitution (+ templates)
  • Legal structures
  • Applying for funds

and many more useful topics.

If you are interested in having a look at these, We will be in touch as soon as we can to share these.

If you feel that you would then benefit from additional support, please get in contact with the team.

Community Information Directory

Are you looking to get involved in your community? Looking for activities and events in your neighbourhood? Looking to make new friends? Share an interest?

The lists a wide range of groups and activities that you could become involved with, in your local area.

Alternatively, if you are currently running a group and wanting to advertise for more members, then you can advertise you activities on there. It is free and easy to register.


If you are interested in volunteering for one of the services at the council, head over to the to see what opportunities are available.

Alternatively if you have any generic queries about volunteering at the council please email us