Public benefit: running a charity (PB2)

How to run your charity for the public benefit.

Applies to England and Wales



Charities must be run in a way that benefits the public. This guidance explains public benefit in the context of running a charity. It includes:

  • how to carry out your charity’s purposes for the public benefit
  • deciding who benefits from your charity
  • managing any incidental private benefits

All charity trustees must have regard to this guidance.

Published 16 September 2013