Set up a charity
1. Set up a charity
There are 6 steps to setting up a charity.
Find trustees for your charity - you usually need at least 3.
Make sure the charity has ‘charitable purposes for the public benefit’.
Choose a name for your charity.
Choose a structure for your charity.
Create a ‘governing document’.
Register as a charity if your annual income is over £5,000 or if you set up a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO).
To get tax relief your charity needs to be recognised by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).