Guidance Note: Setting up a new charity
This Guidance Note: Setting Up A New Charity will serve as a very useful reference tool for you if you have decided that you are going to set up a new charity.
It explains the tests to be met for an organization to qualify as a charity in law, it outlines some of the pros and cons of setting up and running a charity, the various types of legal structure that can be used for a charity, the role of trustees, legal regulation of charities, engaging staff/volunteers, various start up tips, and how to register a new charity.
To supplement the information contained in this Note, it includes a number of links to relevant items in the Charity & Non-Profit Document Templates group and the Business Information section, and it also has a link to relevant web pages on the Charity Commission’s website.
This Guidance Note: Setting Up A New Charity is designed to be read in conjunction with the accompanying Guidance Note: Is It Necessary Or Appropriate To Set Up A Charity? in this subfolder. We recommend that you read that Note before you read this Guidance Note: Setting Up A New Charity and that you take into account the content of both Notes before you make any decision to set up a new charity or other type of organization.
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