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Form a Charity Company Online

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).

Charity Company
LTD Company Package

Charity Company Includes:

Filing fee inclusive - we pay the Companies House filing fee on your behalf
Fastest service - limited by guarantee company 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 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 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 or .com domain name for the first year
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Incorporating a Charity Company
– our service

Instant Form Submission To Companies House
We know that it’s important that your company is formed as soon as possible. That’s why we submit your documents directly to Companies House once you complete your online application. We will then email you as soon as your company has been incorporated.
Free Cash Back
When you form a company with us, you get an exclusive offer of a free bank account or merchant trading account that allows you to receive up to £55 cashback. If you decide to take up this offer, we will automatically forward your application to the chosen organisation.
All Fees Included
All fees are included with our company formation packages, including the £13.00 charge from Companies House for the incorporation of your company. We operate a transparent pricing structure so that our clients can clearly see what they are paying for before they submit.
Free Support And Advice
Your Company Formations provide free support and advice to all our clients. Our team of professionals is on hand via telephone, email, and our website chat portal. Support and advice are always provided before, during, and after the company formation process.
Official Company Documents Posted & Emailed
With the Digital & Print company formation package, you will receive both hard copies and electronic copies of your documents. These documents include your Certificate of Incorporation, the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and Share Certificates. Your documents will be posted to your registered address and will also be emailed directly to you as a PDF document.
Free Company Manager
Our online company manager allows you to fully manage your company via our portal. Making changes to your company couldn’t be simpler with our range of tools, and it also saves you costs further down the line.
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Concerns

Charity company formation UK - frequently asked questions

Will my charitable company limited by guarantee be included on the Charity Commission's list of charities?
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.
Will I have to end my company name with "limited" or "ltd"?
No. Simply ask us for a "name exemption" when you place your orde
What are the Charity Commission's requirements to include a charitable company limited by guarantee onto its charity register?
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.
Do I need to inform Companies House and HMRC about what we do?
Yes. For HMRC, charitable companies limited by guarantees may qualify for tax relief.
Who owns a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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.
Do I receive charitable company limited by guarantee articles of association?
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.
Can I use the word "charity" in my company name?
"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.
Where can I get guidance on drafting charitable objects?
The Charity Commission provides useful guidance here.
How many people do I need to set up a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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.
Can I use the terms Benevolent, Association, Society, Federation, Trust, or Foundation in my charitable company name?
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.
Who can be a guarantor in a charitable company limited by guarantee?
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.
Do I need to provide a registered office address?
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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