Setting up a charity – a guide to legal forms

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A guide to the different legal forms available to charities.

Is this right for me?

This document is right for your organisation if:

Your organisation is a:

  • You are considering setting up a charity;
  • You would like to know about the different legal forms available to charities; and
  • You would like to understand the circumstances where a particular type of legal form is most appropriate.

This document is not right for your organisation if:

  • Your organisation is not going to be a charity. You may find the BWB Get Legal document setting up a social enterprise – a guide to legal forms more useful.
  • You do not want your organisation to be governed by the law of England and Wales.

Please Note: You may also find other resources on the BWB Get Legal site useful such as our interactive decision tree, the BWB Get Legal checklist for setting up and registering a charity, the BWB Get Legal pros and cons of charitable status or the BWB Get Legal guide to running a charitable company limited by guarantee. If you would like specific advice on your plans, or help with establishing and registering your charity, please contact us at getlegal@bwbllp.com or on 020 7551 7777 and a member of our legal team will be able to let you have an estimate for providing bespoke advice

What you'll need…

What do I need before I start?

All you should need to know to complete the form is:

• Whether your organisation will be taking on any staff or property; and
• Whether your organisation will undertake borrowing that is not secured on land (i.e. a mortgage).

FAQs

Q: What is the process?
A:Once you have logged in and paid for the form you will be asked a few questions. These questions help us to create exactly the right document for you. There is information to help you. Once you have finished the document it will be emailed to you with more instructions about what to do next.

Q: What if I don’t have time to complete the form?
A: If you don’t have all the information you need or if you get interrupted you can save the information you have inputted and return to the document later.

Q: What if I want more information about running a company?
A: You may find some of the other resources on BWB Get Legal helpful. There is checklist for setting up and registering a charity, a guide to the pros and cons of charitable status and a guide to running a charitable company limited by guarantee. If you would like more specific advice, please contact BWB at getlegal@bwbllp.com or 020 7551 7777 and a member of our legal team will be able to give an estimate for providing bespoke advice.

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