Commentary

18 Duration of charitable trusts: continuance of charity once established

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)

18 Duration of charitable trusts: continuance of charity once established

18 Duration of charitable trusts: continuance of charity once established

Once a charitable trust has taken effect, subject to the provision on release of permanent endowment1, it cannot simply be brought to an end during the period of its intended duration2. If it becomes impossible to carry out the objects, there is no resulting trust in favour of the donor, his next of kin or residuary legatees3. The trust property will be applied cy-près for other charitable purposes similar to the original objects4. Where the circumstances surrounding the initial setting up of

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