If you are not sure who else is out there, we can signpost you to these groups or we can be involved in the development of a new project, organisation or community initiative too. We can provide desk-based research so that you’ve got some data and hard facts and figures to back up your idea. There can be a whole load of different structures for community organisations, CIC’s, SCIO’s – the main thing from our point of view - so that we can support you - is that the business is for public good rather than the individual. We can talk you through the various options and help you set up a structure that best suits your needs.
Then once you’ve got the basics ready, I would build a network of support, contacts, an audience. People that want to support you and your idea and see you flourish. You’ve got to build a network, develop a community for your project, your workshops, so that you can make your ‘waves’. You’ve got to start talking about your idea to people who are interested. People who are listening. Say you are interested up your project in setting it up in Govan for example. A great way to do this is to engage with your community, ask people if it would be something they are interested in and why. This is what I specialise in – community engagement - and of course I’ll tell you this, it is just so important.