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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

Charitable Trusts “General Need To Knows” from the perspective of a new Trustee joining a Charitable Trust

Our Partner, Chad Danswan, was excited to be invited recently to join as a trustee of the Cambridge Community House Charitable Trust. He reflects on his recent appointment particularly with respect to the importance of understanding the purpose and applicable legislation which come with being a trustee and shares his thoughts to assist others who are not lawyers who may be on, or considering joining, a Charitable Trust.

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.
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Experts in the field

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