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