Setting up your Charity

Deciding to help others by starting a charity is a wonderful thing, but there's plenty to do.

Your new charity takes time and commitment, as well as a lot of know-how. You will need to choose the right structure for your charity and there are legal requirements that need to be met.

Do you know where to start?


Help getting started

We can help you with whatever you need to get your charity up and running. This includes advice to help you choose the right structure for your charity and prepare a governing document with purposes that meet the legal criteria to be charitable.

Having a business plan in place will also speed up the registration process and significantly improve your chance of a successful application.

To help you, we have a range of model documents and templates, so that you can strategically plan out your charity’s future.  Plus we can help you to put in place the right policies for running your charity properly and improving your chances of getting funding and registered.


Registering with the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission is very rigorous in reviewing charity registration applications and expects new charities to have robust policies and procedures already in place.

Let us take the hassle out of dealing with the Charity Commission. Charities can only register if they meet strict legal criteria. With our expert knowledge we can help you to prepare an application to improve your chance of success.

We will make sure that all the necessary information and documents are sent to the Commission with the application and deal with all correspondence with the Commission, so you can get that all important registration number as quickly as possible.

Our aim is to help you spend less time dealing with bureaucracy and more time concentrating on running your charity.