If you're thinking about starting a charitable company then you'll need to find the right legal body. A charity company limited by guarantee is ideal because it can be formed with non-profit objectives in mind. "Guarantors" take the place of shareholders and there is no distribution of profit through dividends in the usual manner.
Charities Commission Requirements
In order to register, the Charity Commission requires that your memorandum and articles of association are drafted to include:
A ‘Charitable objects clause’
A ‘Non-Profit distribution clause’ ensuring that money received by the charity is used to promote the charitable aims of the charity