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


The Charity Commission has issued guidance on how charities should manage and review their connection to a non–charity.

The 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 online along with separate checklists to consider in varying circumstances which are hyperlinked below:

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

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Key questions for trustees managing their charity's connection to a non-charity

Source: Charity Commission


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