Help for Groups

COVID-19 Latest News

We will be posting the latest information and updates on coronavirus COVID-19 here.

These pages are to support local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to COVID-19/Coronavirus. 

You can also keep up to date with the latest news from us on Twitter #'1stCommunities

Communities 1st is here to support new and existing community and voluntary groups across the districts of St. Albans, Hertsmere and surrounding areas. 

When signing up as a member, you will find a number of useful documents and resources on this website that you can download and link to, including:

  • Advice on starting a new group
  • Funding 
  • Governance
  • Legal Structure 
  • Group Development 
  • Training


If there is anything you cannot find the answer to on our website, please call us on 01727 649900 and we will try to help with your query.