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Choosing the Right Legal Structure

18/05/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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This workshop will provide you with a guide on all things legal structures, to help you set up your charity.

This in-person workshop will answer three key questions often asked when considering issues regarding potential legal structures:

1. Why is a legal structure necessary and what are the implications of not having one?

2. What are the key considerations when choosing a legal structure?

3. What are the different legal structures available and what are the pros and cons of each of these?

When setting up a charity or social enterprise, it’s important to choose the legal structure that suits the needs of your organisation.

This session will cover:

The four legal structures with which you can register with the Charity Commission and the key differences between them:

  • Charitable Trust
  • Unincorporated association
  • Charitable company
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Incorporated and unincorporated forms
  • How the structure you choose will affect your operations, legal responsibilities and reporting requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and find the correct legal structure for your charity.
  • Feel comfortable with the language of charities such as charitable objects language.
  • Consider the importance of leadership through trustees.
  • Reflect on the importance of these issues and consider actions for your own organisation.

About the Trainer

Delivered by our specialist Advisers, who supports community organisations to grow and develop. They have experience of helping VCSE organisations review their legal structure and make changes.