Communicating with your community

This section will help you to build channels of communication between your group and your wider community. This might be local residents, people with a shared interest or people who support the aims of your campaign.

Involving people in your group requires two way communication. You might need to find out people’s views on an issue, help local people to make their voice hear, or provide opportunities for different people in your community to communicate with each other.

As well as the links below, you might find it useful to look at our section on Producing a neighbourhood newsletter.

  • Designing and using surveys

    Surveys are useful for finding out people’s opinions about an issue, or to gather feedback about your group’s activities. This page provides tips on getting the most out of surveys.

  • Facebook for community groups

    Simple information and tips for small, volunteer-run community organisations

  • Organising a public meeting

    Holding a public meeting can be a really good way of building a campaign or getting more people involved in your group.

  • Support with publicity and printing

    At the Resource Centre we can help groups to produce publicity and stationery, and provide administrative support.

  • Data protection for community groups

    A plain-English summary of data protection responsibilities for small, volunteer-run community groups, including how to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

These books are available at the Resource Centre, to borrow or to use in the Centre.

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All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.