Public benefit: the public benefit requirement (PB1)
Charity Commission guidance on the legal requirement that charities provide public benefit.
Applies to England and Wales
A charity’s purposes must be for the public benefit. The guidance explains this legal requirement. All charity trustees must have regard to this guidance.
This guidance is relevant to:
- people thinking of setting up or registering a charity
- a trustee of an existing charity wanting to change their charity’s purpose
Published 16 September 2013