The Putting Down Roots toolkit is designed to support participants of creative activities who want to set up their own voluntary groups within their communities. 

It draws from research undertaken by Voluntary Arts Wales and ArtWorks Cymru, who have spoken to arts organisations and participants throughout its development, providing easy-to-follow, accurate information, supported by relevant activities to help you put the right practices in place and monitor your progress.

This toolkit is designed to be easy to use by groups of participants going through the process of setting up their own independent volunteer-led groups. Featuring a mix of information and relevant activities, it is intended to be equally useful for groups to use on their own or with a mentor to help guide them through the process.

This toolkit has been supported by Voluntary Arts Wales, Arts Council of Wales and Spirit of 2012.

Download the Putting Down Roots toolkit