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There are over 160,000 charities registered in England and Wales with a total income
of over £52 billion. Every year thousands of new charities are formed and registered
with the Charity Commission.
Are you thinking of starting a charity ?
Charities are voluntary or not-for-profit organisations run by individuals who have
a common interest in benefiting a section of the public anywhere in the world. Sometimes,
individuals may already be operating as a charity, but may not be legally constituted
and may be operating informally.
What types of activities are charitable ?
To be a charity an organisation must have purposes or
aims all of which are exclusively charitable; a charity cannot have some
purposes which are charitable and others which are not. There is no automatic
presumption that an organisation with a stated aim that falls within one of the
descriptions of purposes is charitable. To be a ?charitable purpose? it must be
for the public benefit. This has to be demonstrated in each case. The Charities
Act 2006 defines a charitable purpose, explicitly....