Whether you are a new group forming, or an existing group reviewing its status we are here to help you to get it right.
Helping you choose a legal structure
There are lots of structures available to voluntary organisations, all with different features and limitations. Getting your legal structure right is important because it will affect your organisation significantly including:
- what you can do
- the taxes you have to pay
- the regulations you have to abide by
- the liabilities your committee may have
CVS can help you choose the right structure and adapt it to suit your needs.
An organisation's 'constitution' is the rule book for the organisation. It sets out what the organisation aims to do, what activities it can undertake and how things will happen within the organisation. It may be called a constitution, but you might know it as another name including a Memorandum and Articles of Association (if you are a company) or a Trust Deed (if you are a trust)
It is important that your constitution is reviewed regularly to check that it is still appropriate for your organisation and meets any changes in legislation. If you haven't reviewed your constitution in the last three years it may be worth contacting us to help you with a review.
Setting up a bank account
A bank account is an essential facility for organisations of all sizes. Getting the right account for you and setting it up the right way is important. Most funders want to see your account is open and run appropriately before they will give you funding.
If you would like help with any of this you can contact us by clicking here