Help for Groups

COVID-19 Latest News

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

Communities 1st is surveying the local voluntary and community sector to find out how local organisations are responding to the challenge.  Please complete the survey as soon as possible: 

Until the results are published we will be collating the information and updates on a temporary page here.


COVID-19 Resource Hub

These pages are to support local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to covid19 / coronavirus. We will be sending out regular bulletins with information and updates as more is posted here.

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 can't find the answer to on our website, please call us on 020 3559 3559 and we will try to help with your query.