This Guidance Note: Is It Necessary Or Appropriate To Set Up A Charity?
serves as a very useful reference tool to help you decide whether to set up
a new charity or instead fulfil your charitable or other altruistic aims in
some other way.
This Note signposts a number of issues to consider when you are looking at
how to support or benefit either the community generally or a particular
section of the community, or a charitable or other worthwhile cause. The
Note will help you focus on what you wish to achieve and how you might best
seek to achieve it. It looks at whether and how you should start a new
charity, or, instead, whether and how you might support or engage with an
existing charity or start or support a type of non-profit organization
other than a charity. It covers donating, fundraising, grantmaking,
volunteering and becoming a charity trustee.
To supplement the information contained in this Note, it includes a number
of links to other relevant items in the Charity & Non-Profit Document
Templates group, and also to useful relevant items on government and other
This Guidance Note: Is It Necessary Or Appropriate To Set Up A Charity? is
designed to be used in conjunction with the accompanying Guidance Note:
Setting Up A New Charity in this subfolder. We recommend that you also read
that Note after you have read this Guidance Note, before you make any final
decision as to whether to set up a new charity or any other type of
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