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.