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Charity Commission publishes new guides on setting up and registering a charity

On 5 June 2014 the Charity Commission published revised guidance as follows:

CC21a How to set up a charity

This is designed as a practical guide of how to set up a charity and is broken down into seven steps:

Step 1: decide if a charity is the right option

Step 2: decide on your charity's purpose

Step 3: choose a charity structure

Step 4: write a governing document

Step 5: choose a name

Step 6: find trustees

Step 7 fund your charity's work

CC21b How to register your charity

This explains the registration process and is purpose is to ensure that applicants understand the process, so that in turn the applications received by the Charity Commission will contain less mistakes. Common mistakes are not providing sufficient information and poorly drafted charitable purposes.

CC22a Charity types: how to choose a structure

This explains the main types of charitable structure and how to go about choosing the best one for the purposes required, the types are:

charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) - there are two types: association CIO and foundation CIO

charitable company (limited by guarantee)

unincorporated association


CC22b How to write your governing document

This explains what a governing document is and what should be included.










Date: 12th June, 2014
Author: Wendy Bambrick


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