Setting up a charity
Our step by step guide
Check if setting up a charity is right for you
Decide if you should set up a charity or an alternative
Create a governing document
This is a set of rules that explains how your charity is run
Opening a charity bank account
Choosing a bank and opening an account
Choose your charity structure
Decide whether to set up a CIC, a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust
Find your Trustees
Your trustees are responsible for the running and operation of your charity
Register your charity
To access the online application form you must first register with the Charity Commission
Where to find information on funders/funds?
The Community Foundation award grants to support causes in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, from nearly 300 different funds set up by our donors.
A collection of grants and sources of funding for charities and nonprofit organisations that promote social enterprise across the UK as well as financial options and resources to help voluntary organisations establish sustainable income strategies.
Arts Council England invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They’re looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding and to help achieve their strategy, Let’s Create.