Changing your charity's governing document (CC36)
Guidance for charity trustees, secretaries and advisers on making changes to a charity's governing document.
Applies to England and Wales
Guidance on how to make changes to a charity’s governing document.
Trustees should check the governing document first as it may contain a procedure for making amendments or need Charity Commission consent.
When you apply to have your governing document amended, you will need to have:
- details of the changes to the governing document
- the reasons for the amendments
- the date of the meeting when the changes were agreed
This guidance is for unincorporated charities and charitable companies - it is not suitable for CIOs or those governed by Royal Charter.
Find out how to change the governing document of CIOs and Royal Charters.
Published 5 August 2011