As the Government continues to relax social distancing requirements, many charities have found the easing of lockdown as difficult to manage as going into lockdown.
In a challenging financial environment, many charities are seeking new sources of funding. You may have just started trading and want to generate an income. Or it could be that you wish to expand or develop an existing enterprise. Regardless of which it is, we can help.
Some charities have engaged in social enterprises for hundreds of years before the term became commonplace. Others have relied on grants or other sources of income. Whether you are a social enterprise or a charity, we can help you understand the restrictions on trading under charity law and ensure your organisation’s trading activities are properly structured.
Our charity legal experts have specialised for many years in advising on projects that bring together expertise in corporate, commercial, funding and finance and charity law. We apply that expertise to deliver expert support to social enterprises of all sorts. In particular, we can help you to establish, finance and operate your social enterprise, providing commercially focused, practical advice on:
- forming and structuring your enterprise;
- public procurement, state aid and social value;
- funding, financing and investment, including social investment;
- grants, contracts and other funding agreements;
- identifying and protecting your intellectual property; and
- Social Investment Tax Relief.
As a Top-Five Charities Firm, with independently recognised expertise and specialist knowledge of sectors including housing, health and social care, faith, values-based businesses, community organisations and social enterprises, we are well positioned to provide practical and well-informed advice on how charities can deliver social enterprise.
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Having dealt with Phil Watts and the team at Anthony Collins Solicitors for a number of years now, I have no hesitation in recommending them to any other organisation. The Gideons International has benefited greatly from all the advice and support they have received, at times involving very challenging and complex situations. We find Phil and the team at Anthony Collins Solicitors very prompt in dealing with any questions we have and in responding to requests for appointments; their attention to detail and efficient service, and quality of work, has always been of a very high standard, making them an ideal legal partner for any charity.Anonymous.
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With lockdown restrictions further lifting on 4 July, charities have a lot to think about.
On 25 June 2020, the Charity Commission issued a regulatory alert to all leaders of large or complex service-providing charities.
Last week saw a significant easing of social distancing measures in England from 4 July”.
Whilst many of us are welcoming the recent changes to lockdown, many charities are finding the easing of lockdown more difficult to manage than going into it!
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
The last few weeks have proved what charities can achieve when put to the test – but we also need to remember that, now more than ever, charities need our support.
There was some good news as the Chancellor unveiled a £750 million package for UK charities to support them through the next few months.
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
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