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Public Benefit – Update March 2011

The Charity Commission published its final public benefit assessments on sport and recreation charities in February 2011. The assessments were on:

    * Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
    * Tintagel Memorial Playing Fields Association
    * Birmingham City FC Football in the Community
    * The Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

The Charity Commission found that the first three were being administered for the public benefit, however The Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is not as it does not provide sufficient opportunity to benefit those who cannot afford the Club’s annual membership fees. The trustees have three months in which to confirm that they have considered their assessment and will put a plan in place to ensure the club will be administered for the public benefit, the club will then have a further nine months to submit a suitable plan to the Charity Commission.

On 23 March 2011 the Charity Commission published a report on the findings of its public benefit assessments into arts and recreation and leisure charities. The report is to assist charities in this charity sector with their public benefit reporting.

The details of this report can be found at



Date: 25th March, 2011
Author: Wendy Bambrick


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