Setting up a group

Top tips for running a charity (Luton)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
LU1 3JH Luton
United Kingdom

The role of the chair (Nottingham)

Being Chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! In this event specifically for chairs of leisure-time music groups, we’ll look at how to approach the role and how to shape it to suit you, your committee and your group.

Who should attend this event?
This event is aimed at existing chairs or chairs-in-waiting of leisure-time music groups.

In our discussion-focused session, we’ll talk about:

Location

Radford-Lenton Library
Lenton Boulevard
NG7 2BY Nottingham
United Kingdom

Top tips for running a charity (Plymouth)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Plymouth Central Library
Taylor Maxwell House 167-171 Armada Way
PL1 1HZ Plymouth
United Kingdom

Top tips for running a charity (Redditch)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Forge Mill Needle Museum
Needle Mill Lane Riverside
B98 8HY Redditch
United Kingdom

Getting your prices right: what to think about and why

Putting a price on a loaf of bread, a new pair of shoes, or train ticket is something that everyone is used to doing. We expect prices to be associated with these things; we can compare one loaf of bread to another, understand the value of a pair of trainers compared to a pair of flip-flops, or take a train at a different time. Pricing of less material things, like the experience of being in or going to see a music group, can be trickier to navigate.

Starting a new group: Overview

At Making Music we work with over 3,500 music groups around the country so we have a pretty good overview of what’s out there, how running a music group works, and some of the common challenges that groups face today. Even with so many groups already out there we hear from people interested in starting up new groups all the time.

Trustee handbook

This handbook will help you manage your charity and answers the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (trustee) of a charity.

Top tips for running a charity (Manchester)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
13 Thomas Street
M4 1EU Manchester
United Kingdom

Making Music Platform

An all-in-one online admin tool and website to help you run your group. Manage your members, plan your activities, take card payments, promote events and much more - everything you need in one place. 

    The role of the chair

    The role of your group’s committee or management team (or whatever term you use to describe the group of people who volunteer their time to run your group) is to organise and facilitate the activities of the group, whilst supporting and protecting the reputation of the group and ensuring that legal responsibilities are met.  The role of the chair within this, is to oversee the work of the committee and the everyday activities of the group to ensure that these aims are achieved.