Category Archives: Charity Formation

Stepdaughter’s Diagnosis Sees Businessman Launch Cystic Fibrosis Charity

As well as helping to form limited companies, we also help charities and not-for-profit organisations startup. Cystic Fibrosis Research UK is a recently launched not-for-profit organisation devoted to raising funds for research into cystic fibrosis. This hereditary and debilitating disease that is caused by a faulty gene affects over 10,000 people in the UK and […]

Charitable Incorporated Organisations: Another Option for New Charities

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new way to set up a charity. CIOs were first proposed as part of the Companies Act 2006 but, the final regulations were only passed at the end of last year and the first CIO registrations took place in January this year. The traditional way to set up […]

Obstacles To Growth For Social Enterprises

The Social Enterprise Coalition have published research (‘Growing social enterprise: research into social replication’) showing that a number of Social Enterprises are struggling to expand and grow due to restrictions including financing issues. Social Enterprises often seek to expand into other locations or sectors by use of franchising or “replicating” – but investors are concerned […]

How To Start a Charity

There are now over 180,000 charities in the UK, with a total income of more than £52 billion. For those people with charitable interests in mind, looking for information on how to start a charity, there are a number of things to be aware of and take into consideration before getting started. How to get […]

Registering a Charity

Registering a charity in the UK necessarily involves compliance with the Charities Act 2006 and the Companies Act 2006. This is due to the current overlap in law means that charities are governed by both. At some point this year, this is due to change with the implementation of a new charitable form known as […]