Commentary

161 Gifts for specific charitable purposes

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
| Commentary

161 Gifts for specific charitable purposes

| Commentary

161 Gifts for specific charitable purposes

The descriptions of charitable purposes set out in Section 3 of the Charities Act 2011 comprise a classification of the many and various purposes recognised by the law as charitable provided that they are directed to the benefit of the public1. It is open to a testator to make a gift for specific charitable purposes expressed either in broad terms (eg for the general benefit of the inhabitants of a particular town2) or with more detail as to the nature of the benefits, the qualifications of beneficiaries, the geographical area

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