Q&As

Can a company be a director or trustee of an incorporated charity?

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Published on LexisPSL on 21/04/2015

The following Corporate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a company be a director or trustee of an incorporated charity?
  • Company limited by guarantee
  • Charitable incorporated organisations

In answering this Q&A we have treated an incorporated charity as either:

  1. a company limited by guarantee, or

  2. a charitable incorporated organisation (a CIO)

Company limited by guarantee

A company limited by guarantee must have at least one director. At least one director must be a natural person or a corporation sole. A charitable company which is structured as a company limited by guarantee will be registered, and need to make filings, with both Companies House and the Charity Co

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