Example charitable objects
A charity's objects are a statement of its purposes - they must be exclusively charitable.
Applies to England and Wales
About charitable objects
‘Objects’ describe and identify the purpose for which your charity has been set up. They do not say what it will do on a daily basis. They are usually set out in a single clause or paragraph (the ‘objects clause’) when you write your charity’s governing document.
Use these examples as a guide when writing your charitable purposes in the objects clause of your governing document. Your charity registration application will take less time if you can use an example object without alteration.
The Charity Commission may decide that your organisation is not a charity and refuse to register it if:
- the objects clause allows your organisation to do something which the law does not recognise as charitable
- the wording used is unclear
Published 10 May 2013