Setting up a Residents' Association

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For a community and Residents' Association in York to be recognised by us, it has to fulfill certain conditions to ensure that it's democratic and representative of the community; this should include:

  • holding an inaugural public meeting where all residents are invited
  • writing and adopting a community group constitution
  • adopting our equal opportunities policy
  • holding an annual general meeting to which all members are invited
  • electing a committee
  • having council tenants who live in the area of benefit

Residents' and community associations are encouraged to adopt a committee structure where members are nominated for key posts such as chair, secretary and treasurer. A number of 'ordinary members' can also be elected, dependent on the constitution.

Support for Resident and Community Associations

We'll help you through each step of setting up and establishing an Association. We'll also support you to find training and address issues that reflect the needs of residents in your local area.

A 'support grant' is available to each recognised Association to help with costs such as meeting room hire, newsletters and stationery.

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