Setting up a charity
You must register your charity with the Charities Commission once your groups income exceeds £5,000. The Charities Commission provide information and advice on all areas of setting up and running your charity, a snap shot of which is listed below.
This guide explains what a charity is and how to set one up. Find out how to choose a name, decide how your charity will be set up and run and find trustees.
- Part 1 – About charities
Find out what it means to be a charity, including what charities can and can’t do
- Part 2 – Naming your charity
Find out how to choose a name, including which words you can and can’t use
- Part 3 – What type of charity to set up
Find out about the different types of charity and which one is right for you
- Part 4 – Setting rules for your charity: governing documents
Find out what a governing document is, what should go into it, what wording to use when describing its aims and whether you can use an approved or ‘model’ governing document
- Part 5 – Finding trustees Find out how and where to find trustees with the skills and experience you need.
If you would like to talk to someone about setting up a charity then please feel free to get in touch with Garry Poulson at email@example.com. For up to date news on the sector, funding and training you can subscribe to our newsletter here.