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Set up a charity company. Use your own Articles or edit our model 'Charity' Articles.Set up a charity company. Use your own Articles or edit our model 'Charity' Articles.Set up a charity company. Use your own Articles or edit our model 'Charity' Articles.The company structure we offer is a company limited by guarantee.

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Formation of charitable company – summary of what you need to do

Every year in the UK, more and more charitable companies limited by guarantee are incorporated because of the flexibility the structure offers over the alternative charitable trust, charitable incorporated organisation, and community interest company models.

Your Company Formations has considerable experience to offer clients wishing to set up charitable companies limited by guarantee. We can provide you with model articles which you can amend to meet the guidelines required to be considered as a charitable company. Alternatively, if you have worked with a solicitor to draw up bespoke Articles for your charitable company, we can file them on your behalf during the incorporation process.

For help and advice on forming a charitable company, please call us on (telephone number) or email us at (email address).

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Charity Company Pack Includes:

  • Filing fee inclusive - we pay the Companies House filing fee on your behalf
  • Fastest service - charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated within 2-6 hours (depending on Companies House)
  • Successful application for limited name exemption using your own Articles of Association or you can edit our legally-checked set of Articles to include your company objects or edit our model
  • Successful application to include Benevolent, Association, Society, Federation, Trust, or Foundation in your company name using your own Articles of Association or you can edit our legally-checked set of Articles to include the sensitive words of your choice
  • Our bespoke Model Charity Articles package allows you to upload your own personalised Articles or to use Your Company Formation's legally-checked set of Articles
  • Certificate of Incorporation delivered by email and on high quality paper
  • Guarantor certificates delivered by email and on high quality paper
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association delivered by email and on high quality paper
  • Free business account with cashback (subject to acceptance)
  • Free merchant account with cashback (subject to acceptance) (allowing you to accept debit and credit cards) allowing you to accept donations
  • Free online company manager - manage your limited by guarantee company online and receive company alerts and reminders
  • Free support for the life of your charitable company
  • Free review - our team will review and check your order prior to dispatch to Companies House
  • Google AdWords - spend £25 and receive a free £75 voucher to spend marketing your limited company by guarantee online
  • Internet presence starter kit - we'll pay for your .co.uk or .com domain name for the first year

Incorporating a Charity Company – our service

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Instant submission to Companies House

Our service is automatic - when you complete your charitable company limited by guarantee registration on our website, we'll check the details and submit them straight away to Companies House. As soon as they have approved the documents and you have been incorporated, we'll email you to let you know.

All fees included in the price

Companies House charge for the registration of charitable companies limited by guarantee - all Companies House fees are included in our price. Your Company Formations has always had a transparent pricing structure so you know what you're paying for and how much it costs before you choose to use us.

Official documents emailed to you

By choosing our charitable company limited by guarantee formation package, you'll receive electronic copes of your Certificate of Incorporation, your Memorandum of Association, your Articles of Association, your Guarantor certificates, and the first entries onto your Company Register.

Ready to accept donations

In nearly all circumstances, you'll be ready to start accepting donations on the same day that you form your charitable company limited by guarantee through us.

Free cash back

For every charitable company limited by guarantee, it's important to have a bank account to handle company cash and merchant facilities to take payments from donors, members, subscribers, and customers. We can organise both for you and pay you (or an organisation of your choice) up to £55 cash back.

Ongoing support and advice

We have always provided free support and advice to all of our clients via telephone, email, and our website chat portal. We work with clients before, during, and after the set-up of their charitable company limited by guarantee.

Free online company manager

You can easily manage your charitable company limited by guarantee online using our internet portal. It's easy to make changes to your company details when needed and our service saves you additional costs and fees in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Concerns

Charity company formation UK - frequently asked questions

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Will my charitable company limited by guarantee be included on the Charity Commission's list of charities?
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This is a two-part process. You must first register your charitable company limited by guarantee with Companies House. Once you have a company registration number from them, you must then apply to the Charities Commission for your company to be added as a "registered charity". The Charities Commission will then issue you with a charity number.

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Can I use the word "charity" in my company name?
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"Charity" is one of the words considered "sensitive" by Companies House (you can see the full list of sensitive words here). You must have received your charity number from the Charities Commission before you can apply to use the word "charity" in your company title.

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Will I have to end my company name with "limited" or "ltd"?
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No. Simply ask us for a "name exemption" when you place your order.

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Where can I get guidance on drafting charitable objects?
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The Charity Commission provides useful guidance here.

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What are the Charity Commission's requirements to include a charitable company limited by guarantee onto its charity register?
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You will need to include in your memorandum and Articles of Association a charitable objects clause, a clause forbidding profit distribution to make sure that money generated by the company is used to further its charitable purposes, and an appropriate dissolution clause.

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How many people do I need to set up a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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Each charitable company limited by guarantee needs one director and one guarantor although this can be the same person if required. You may nominate as many guarantors as you wish.

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Do I need to inform Companies House and HMRC about what we do?
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Yes. For HMRC, charitable companies limited by guarantees may qualify for tax relief.

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Can I use the terms Benevolent, Association, Society, Federation, Trust, or Foundation in my charitable company name?
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For most of the above terms to be used in your charitable company name, your Articles of Association will need to demonstrate that your company's purpose is charitable and it should contain a non-profit distribution clause.

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Who owns a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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A charitable company limited by guarantee does not have shareholders - it has guarantors who pledge to pay up to a certain amount of money to the company's creditors in case of insolvency.

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Who can be a guarantor in a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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You can choose either a person or a corporate body (like a limited company) as a guarantor. Guarantors' details are available for the public to view on Companies House's website.

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Do I receive charitable company limited by guarantee articles of association?
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To incorporate a charitable company limited by guarantee, you must submit a Memorandum of Association (showing who the guarantors are) and you must adopt Charity Commission-approved Articles of Association (the regulations and internal rules your company will follow). We can provide you with both as part of our service. We also have a legally-checked and editable set of Articles of Association that you can use if you need it.

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Do I need to provide a registered office address?
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Yes. Your registered office address must use a full postal address and not a PO Box number and it will be available to view on the public register.

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