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Activities and e-books

Free e-cards to brighten up your day

Download our free uplifting virtual postcards for yourself or share with others.

Illustrations of the Scarf of Kindness alternative advent calendar

Alternative advent calendar – the Scarf of Kindness

With advent calendars of all shapes and sizes flying off the shelves, we’re encouraging you to do something different with…

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What is a CIC?

A CIC is a Community Interest Company. Discover more about community interest companies, when and how you should set one…

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Free teaching resources

Working with children? We have a great selection of resources for Key Stages 1 to 4 to help you involve pupils at different ages…

take good care of yourself

Free e-cards to brighten up your day

Download our free uplifting virtual postcards for yourself or share with others.

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Assess health and safety

Some councils may ask you for a risk assessment for your community event. Here's some simple tips to get you…

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Close a road

If you're thinking of holding a Big Lunch on your street and you want to close the road, it’s best…

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Contact local media

Contacting local newspapers, magazines, radio and newsletters is a good way of letting people in your community know about your…

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Get film and photography consent

If you are taking any photos or films of your project or event to share with the general public or…

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How to create a blog for your project

Blogging can be a great way to connect with other people interested in or would like to get involved with…

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How to create a website for your project

A website can help make your activities or group look professional and official — it can create a home and…

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How to create an e-newsletter for your project

A dedicated newsletter for your group or project is a useful way of keeping people up to date on what’s…

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How to set up community-owned places and spaces

This e-book on community-owned spaces and places shows how new legislation means you can now own and flourish your own…