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Charity Registration - Infographic & Online Guides

This infographic let's you see the most common structures, with the pros and cons of each. There are links to all my online guides that provide more detail, enable you to register yourself at no cost, including with HMRC, plus opening a bank account, claiming tax reliefs and another on Gift Aid. There are links in each to the online portals, model documents and guides you'll need.

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Charity Registration - Infographic & Online Guides

  1. 1. WHICH STRUCTURE WOULD BE BEST FOR ME? At a glance, the pros and cons of the most common structures. Read my online guide for all the options, with more information on each. There are links to my other guides below. Unincorporated Association CIO – Foundation Model CIO – Association Model Charitable Company Charitable Trust Community Interest Company (CIC) Best for Small organisations with no staff or major contracts Any charity, slightly less work than association model Any charity, a bit more accountable than foundation model For secured borrowing, such as mortgage Trading goods/ services, business image, paid staff on Board and less restrictive Watch Out For…… Less protection for trustees, income below £5k Secured borrowing may be an issue Secured borrowing may be an issue Subject to 2 regulators, £5k income Less protection for trustees, new regulations, £5k income No charitable tax reliefs Benefits Start Up Costs Charitable Tax Relief1 Fundraising2 Registration Cost3 Time Yes Not as good Don’t pay anyone, it’s easy Less than a week Yes Best Most providers £700-£1000 6+ months Yes Best Most providers £700-£1000 6+ months Yes Best Most providers £700-£1000 6+ months Yes Best Most providers £700-£1000 6+ months No More difficult £100 - £200 Less than a month 1. Charitable Tax Relief - often the most important one is Gift Aid. Here are my guides on opening a free charity bank account and HMRC registration. 2. Fundraising - trusts, companies and the public tend to be more willing to donate to a registered charity. 3. Registration Cost - internet survey by myself, including VAT and additional charges for policies. I provide a low cost, friendly service, with no additional charges, or use my online guide to register yourself, at no cost. Need some help to get started? Contact me for ‘sales talk free’ advice on 07595 371 444, or charityexcellence@gmail.com. This is a very simple, summary guide to complex legal issues and does not constitute professional advice

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