Setting up a charity: model governing documents

Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust. Print and complete these by hand.

Applies to England and Wales



When you set up a charity, by law you must have a governing document. This is the rulebook which sets out how your charity will be run.

Documents included are for:

Model governing documents are available for charities supporting the armed forces.

Published 1 January 2012