Charity Formation

Setting up a charity can be a complicated process. We can advise which charity structure best suits you: Charitable Company limited by guarantee, Trust, Association, Community Interest Company or the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

Registration with the Charity Commission requires an accurate and well thought through application. You can rely on our knowledge and experience to chart you through the process especially making sure you receive thorough advice to be compliant with the all important public benefit test.

If you’re considering a registration application please make use of our checklist which may help you to put in place all the necessary documentation in readiness for the application process.

See here for our charity formation checklist

 

Latest News

Nottingham school receives Charity Commission Approval for co-education



Hollygirt School based in Nottingham has received approval from the Charity Commission to admit boys from the start of the 2014 academic year.

The objects of the Rhoda Jessop Educational Charity which is responsible for the School originally restricted the School to the education of girls and young women however the Trustees of the Charity and School Staff felt that the time was right to change. The Trustees wanted the School to become co-educa... October 1st 2014 | read more

No Relief for Charities

Tim Jones, solicitor at our Long Eaton office, issues a warning to local charities seeking to benefit from statutory relief from National Non-Domestic Rates (more commonly known as Business Rates) in respect of premises owned or leased for charitable use. Charities in occupation of commercial premises qualify for a mandatory 80% reduction in Business Rates – which may increase to 100% at the discretion of the billing authority – provided that t... September 22nd 2014 | read more