Creating and running a charity

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What is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)? A charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) is a form of legal entity that is only available to charities. A CIO: •...

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There are currently a number of structures that are appropriate for a charitable institution to adopt, the most common being: • a trust • an unincoporated association • a...

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A charity is either a corporate or unincorporated institution with purposes exclusively charitable in law. The purposes must be legally binding and it must be outside the...

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When setting up a charity the longevity of that charity must be a critical factor in determining its aims and objects. If it is a short term prospect (perhaps for a...

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What is a company limited by guarantee? Limited companies can be either limited by shares or by guarantee. A company limited by guarantee is a type of company whose...

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Under English law legally binding agreements can be made orally, in writing or by deed. This Practice Notice considers the circumstances in which a deed is necessary or...

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The rules relating to perpetuities and accumulations stem from the provisions in the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1964 (PAA 1964) and from common law. These...

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What is a Royal Charter? The term 'Royal Charter' has transformed over time. Originally, a Royal Charter was a procedure by which the Crown could grant corporate...

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The people who serve on the governing body of a charity are responsible for the general management and control of the administration of the charity. They are commonly...

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Factors to consider before setting up a charity New charities are established for a number of reasons. Grant-making charities can be useful vehicles for managing...

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All websites should be accessible, especially by people with disabilities. Access to websites is governed by the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) (which replaced the...

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