Charity and Governance advice

Charity formation and registration

We can give guidance and general advice on charity formation and registration. It may be appropriate for the church/assembly, as a separate charity from an existing property Trust, to formalise the charity.  With some of our sister organisations, we have created a model Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for leader/elder-led churches/assemblies to use. This can be found here.  It is free to download and there is also a guide to its use. 

The guide gives contact details for solicitors that are prepared to help with the registration.  Charity registration takes place online and you need to have a number of documents in place before you register.  We do not do charity formation work ourselves, but we would recommend that you use a solicitor to help you, as there are a number of pitfalls in the process .

Trusteeship responsibilities

As trustees of a charity, you have to understand charity law and what your responsibilities are as a trustee. We can help with this. We have also produced a briefing paper on “Good practice for charity trustees” which can be found here.

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If you are interested in this service, please contact Giles Arnold on 01536 647164 or giles.arnold@churchgrowth.org.uk.

If you are interested in our other consultancy services, please contact Garryl Willis on 01536 647161 or garryl.willis@churchgrowth.org.uk.