Charitable Incorporated Organisations – CIOs

http://www.taylorbracewell.co.uk/cms/img_articles/charities1.jpegThe Charitable Incorporated Organisation – CIO –  is a relatively new form of incorporated legal structure that is designed to meet the particular needs of a charity and is only available to charities.  A CIO is a corporate body which is not a company incorporated under the Companies Acts; it is therefore not subject to company regulation. Neither its existence nor any charges it creates have to be registered at Companies House.

The corporate structure provided by the CIO meets a demand from the charitable sector for a structure which gives a charity a legal personality of its own, enabling it to conduct business in its own name, rather than in the names of its trustees.

More information can be found on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-types-how-to-choose-a-structure

How to Recruit Trustees

We are often asked the question ‘How do we find trustees?’

Well, there is no need to struggle – just go to this website and you could have all your questions answered.

http://www.reachskills.org.uk/trusteeworks

TrusteeWorks introduces voluntary organisations to talented trustees with the right blend of skills and experience for free. 

The matching service is now absolutely free to organisations under £1M turnover

The website also gives you valuable guidance on preparing and information pack for prospective new trustees.

Charity Law and How if Affects Your Group

Are you a Trustee?  Are you in the know about the financial and legal responsibilities which accompany your role?

Our next Training Course can put you in the picture

Nick Meakin will join us on

Wednesday 4th February 2015

from 9:45am to 12:30pm

at the Bosnia & Herzegovina Centre, Derby DE1 1LN

to explain your responsibilities and highlight how you can minimise any personal financial risks