The Charity Commission – How charities should manage and review their connection to a non–charity

The Charity Commission – How charities should manage and review their connection to a non–charity

The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on how charities should manage and review their connection to a non–charity. The new guidance has raised some key points and questions for trustees to consider.

Key points to consider:

  • Recognise the risks
  • Don’t further non-charitable purposes
  • Operate independently
  • Avoid unauthorised personal benefit and address conflicts of interest
  • Maintain your charity’s separate identity
  • Protect your charity

The detailed revised guidance can be found HERE along with separate checklists to consider in varying circumstances which are hyperlinked below:

  • Checklist 1: Charities operating with a non-charity as a subsidiary – HERE
  • Checklist 2: Charities set up and mainly funded by the non-charity – HERE
  • Checklist 3: Charities in a regular partnering or funding relationship with a non-charity that is not its founder or subsidiary – HERE

If you would like to discuss any questions raised by the new guidance or have any questions or concerns, please contact Caroline Peters or a member of our friendly and knowledgeable Charities and Not-for-Profit team.

Source: Charity Commission

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn