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Setting up a Charity ....

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Setting up a Charity ....

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 6th, 2019, 3:22 pm

Does anyone on here have any experience setting up a Charity ?

We have a very young, small 'charity' in the locality, specialising in rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals (think Tiggywinkles but much smaller) .. The founder has acquired a site with a nominal charge for rent and will need voluntary donations (financial and practical) to keep going.

My initial googling has found the official government link and from that I think he needs 3 trustees, but then I got bogged down going forward …

Any information/advice will be gratefully received

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Re: Setting up a Charity ....

Postby Seatallan » November 6th, 2019, 4:05 pm

Hi Patsy,

I presume you've seen this?

https://www.gov.uk/set-up-a-charity

Hope it works out for him. Sounds like a very worthy cause... :luv:
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Re: Setting up a Charity ....

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 6th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Yes, I found that and started reading it, but got very bogged down in the detail .. I have sent the link to him.
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Re: Setting up a Charity ....

Postby liketocook » November 17th, 2019, 10:52 am

Yes many years ago and it was easier than the process looks but does subject to a fair bit of ongoing regulation.
The first thing probably to consider is does he need to become a charity? It isn't always the best structure but can have some advantages.
At first they could look at becoming an unincorporated association https://www.gov.uk/unincorporated-associations to get things started and if it goes well then look at becoming a charity or other type of non-profit organisation https://www.gov.uk/set-up-a-social-enterprise
This also might be of some help https://www.ncvo.org.uk/
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Re: Setting up a Charity ....

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 17th, 2019, 10:54 am

Thanks for that ltc .... I will pass this info on to him. :tu: He does have registration of some kind ... not sure exactly what though :?
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