Decisions made by the Charity Commission on 21 April 2004.
The commission considered two separate applications for registration. As they raised similar issues, the commission published its two decisions in one document.
Both organisations were established to manage facilities such as leisure centres and golf courses, which were previously run by local authorities. The commission concluded that as long as the organisations are independent and have exclusively charitable purposes, they could be registered as charities.
This decision is significant because it concerns charities’ independence from the local authorities that created them from former statutory services.