Charities can be established using a limited company, a trust or constitutional document, a charitable incorporated organisation, and even by a will.
Depending on the type of the charity, and the income it receives, it may need to be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Some charities are either excepted or exempt from registration. We can advise you if registration is appropriate and which type of structure should be used.
Our approach is to first meet with you and discuss the options available for which we charge an initial fee of £150 + VAT. We then offer two options. The first is a bespoke package which will involve further advice about the way in which the charity will operate. We will tailor the governing document specifically to your needs and provide ongoing advice throughout the registration process. This will include registration with HM Revenue and Customs. It may deal with other legal issues such as public and private benefit, governance, funding, taxation, jurisdiction, trademarks, and other regulatory matters.
Alternatively we offer a streamlined package for those clients for whom a charitable company or charitable incorporated organisation structure is appropriate. The structure is based on model documents that we have carefully assembled. These offer a quality governing document at a competitive price. We offer this package for £800 + VAT, which includes the fee charged for the initial meeting.
If you are interested in using our services then please complete our Charity Registration Questionnaire which will provide us with initial details of your requirements before our first meeting.