RouteMap is an online flowchart for any not-for profit group or organisation looking for guidance in choosing a legal structure.

There are questions to answer, leading to some advice on the structure which seems most appropriate for the way you want to run your group. For more information about legal structures, see Legal structures for community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

As you go through the RouteMap, you are shown the path you have followed, and you can always go back and answer a question differently if you want to explore all your options.

Start here:

Is your group run by members (who share power and responsibility, and can elect committee members if relevant), or is it run by a closed group of appointed people?

Icon-round-Question mark Our group is run by its members.

Icon-round-Question mark Our organisation is run by a closed group of people which is appointed, and not elected by members.

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