A charity is a body that is a type of non-profit organisation or NPO that focuses its activities on non-profit and humanitarian goals as well as social well-being. For example: educational, human rights, poverty, public interest or common good.
In the United Kingdom the key mark of charitable is its status as a “Registered Charity”. The British register is maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charities must meet the specific legal requirements, facilitate filing requirements with their regulator, and are subject to inspection or other forms of review.
The forms of association are as follows:
- Unincorporated Association
- Company Limited by Guarantee
- Incorporation, by Royal Charter
- Charitable Incorporated Organisation
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