New Guidance for setting up a Charity
The Charity Commission has published three sets of revised guidance in an attempt to encourage people to think carefully before setting up a charity. The guidance suggests alternatives to creating a new charity, such as volunteering for an existing charity,
setting up a named donor fund with a Community Foundation or establishing a charitable trust with the Charities Aid Foundation.
The revised documents are:
How to Set Up a Charity
Charity Types: How to Choose a Structure
How to Write Your Governing Document
In addition, the Charity Commission has launched an updated online application form, which will help applicants to identify and set out all the necessary information about their charity upfront.