Dudley CVS’s group development team works with all types of not-for-profits and people interested in setting up new not-for-profits to help them become strong, efficient and sustainable. Our friendly and experienced team gives support across the themes listed below.
What do we mean by not-for-profit? We mean causes, groups and organisations that are not set up for commercial gain, but are set up to benefit communities across Dudley borough. This could include peer support groups, small community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, uniformed groups, community sports clubs and faith organisations.

Setting up


Setting up can be daunting and confusing. Whether you have an idea and don’t know where to start, or if you’ve a clear goal for a new organisation, talk to us!

We can chat to you about what a not-for-profit is; we’ll be honest about the work it will involve and we’ll listen to your ideas to help you to understand whether setting up is the right thing to do. We’ll tell you if we think you’d be better off linking with a not-for-profit that’s already up and running.

We’ll help you to plan your organisation and decide how it will operate. We can help you get any paperwork in place, support with registration processes (eg. registering as a charity, company, CIC) and give training on your new legal responsibilities.

Contact Becky Pickin for support: smallgroups@dudleycvs.org.uk

Do you work with vulnerable people?

Find out more about the Dudley Urgent Care Social Prescribing Fund. The Fund is available to not-for-profits operating in Dudley borough to help develop and provide creative, person-centred care and support for people who frequently use unplanned emergency care services.
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