New Group Journey Checklist, Timeline and Guidance Sheets

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


These resources have been developed by the new groups project to support you to set up and run a successful group. Together they will help you understand what makes a group sustainable, plan actions and keep track of progress. 

The New Group Journey is organised into seven colour coded broad subject areas: 1. People you need (darker blue); 2. Working together (light blue); 3. Publicity and outreach (green); 4. Finance (pink); 5. Programme planning (purple); 6. Being part of the Folk (yellow); 7. Staying safe (orange). You can work through each resource in any order or just go straight to the information you want.

  • The New Group Journey timeline is a 1 page summary showing how the steps in each area fit together, in 3 stages: ‘finding people’ to ‘planning your group’ and your ‘first term and beyond’.

  • The New Group Journey checklist has space to put names and dates next to actions, then tick them off when they are complete. It has 3 stages, each on a page to print for meetings, as you progress from ‘finding people’ to ‘planning your group’ and your ‘first term and beyond’.

  • The New Group Journey guidance sheets give further brief details about the 7 broad subject areas and links to relevant resources.


These resources work alongside the New Group Journey online training module, and the new groups webinar.

New Group Journey Timeline.pdf183.36 KB
New Group Journey Guidance Sheets.pdf188.98 KB
New Groups Checklist black and white.pdf257.27 KB
New Groups Checklist bw.docx48.23 KB
Complete New Group Journey Guidance sheet .docx90.72 KB
Complete New Group Journey Guidance sheet.pdf478.12 KB