Setting up and running a charity – guidance

The Companies Act 2006: guidance for charities

Guidance on the Companies Act 2006 for directors of charities established as companies and registered with Companies House.



The Companies Act has been brought into effect in several stages, the last of which was implemented on 1 October 2009. This guidance:

  • lists the main changes for charitable companies
  • details how these changes are reflected in the commission’s model memorandum and articles of association
  • suggests steps that directors of charitable companies can take to comply with these requirements.