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Not-for-profit organisations

Not-for-profit organisations

We believe not-for-profit sports clubs, community groups and charities are the beating heart of our communities, and provide real benefits. Managing a not-for-profit organisation has its own unique challenges, and we are committed to using our skills to help volunteers and administrators focus on their goals, not their paperwork.


Our team has the legal skills and real world experience to give you expert advice and training about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of the available operating structures (charitable trusts/companies/incorporated societies)
  • Administration and governance obligations
  • Drafting and amending constitutional documents
  • Winding up not-for-profit organisations
  • Funding applications and options
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Employment and contracting issues for volunteers, coaches and officials
  • Commercial issues for not-for-profit organisations, including sponsorship agreements, restraints of trade and event/risk management
  • Athlete agreements, including grants/funding, sponsorship and image rights
  • Establishing charitable trusts, incorporated societies and charitable companies
  • Registering charitable organisations with Charities Services
  • Presenting seminars to trustees and officers about their obligations and liabilities

Read our articles on not-for-profit organisations

Discipline in amateur sports clubs

Volunteering to be an administrator of an amateur sports club can be very fulfilling, but it can also be very stressful and confusing. This is especially when you are called upon to deal with internal disputes within the club or disciplinary issues involving members. This article will help guide administrators on how to approach disputes or disciplinary issues either within the club or with outside parties.

Becoming a trustee of a charitable trust

Acting as a trustee of a charitable trust can be a privilege but it always carries with it a range of legal obligations. If you are asked to become a trustee of a charity, it is important that you understand your legal obligations before you accept your appointment. This article provides a general overview of those obligations.
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