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Incorporating a charity trustee body allows the trustees to:
vest land in the name of the incorporated trustee body
enter into contracts in the name of the incorporated body
Trustees of both registered charities and charities that are exempt or excepted can apply for a certificate of incorporation.
The Charity Commission will issue a certificate of incorporation where:
incorporation of the trustees is in the best interest of the charity
the trustees have considered incorporating the charity itself, as a company or CIO
This guidance outlines what the trustees need to consider before applying to incorporate the trustee body.