| Commentary

20 Introduction

| Commentary

F: FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF CHARITIES

1: FORMATION

20 Introduction

Charities take many forms, some being elaborately constituted with several governing instruments, while at the other extreme some have been informally constituted without any written document1. It is obviously desirable in the interests of certainty and clarity that any new charity should be comprised in a written document, and it is assumed that one of the following forms will normally be chosen:

  1. 20.1

        declaration of trust2;

  2. 20.2

        memorandum and articles of association for a charitable company limited by guarantee3;

  3. 20.3

        constitution for a charitable unincorporated association4;

  4. 20.4

        constitution for a charitable incorporated

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