Self-Reliant Groups

Is it for me?

Do you want to do something more…

  • for yourself?
  • for your family?
  • for your community?

If so, being part of a Self-Reliant Group can help you with this. Find out how joining a group brings friendship, purpose, skills and a laugh.  And how you can use your ideas and savings to earn some money.

What is a Self-Reliant Group

A Self-Reliant Group (or SRG for short) is a peer-group: like-minded people who live in the same neighbourhood, have things in common, or who already meet at another club or support group.

Between five and ten people in a group all commit together to:

  • meet weekly
  • save together (for example £1 per member per week)
  • make collective decisions and rotate leadership
  • learn new skills which have the potential to lead to a business or community enterprise.

Self-Reliant Groups grow their own income.  Some lend to each other, others share profits, some build businesses as a group or around one of their members.  Others simply – and fundamentally – gain in confidence, friendship and financial power by saving and deciding what to spend their income on.


A pre-enterprise support group which grows ideas.