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:

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.

Our advice is practical, clear and we work with our clients to guide them through every step of the legal process. 

If you would like further information about legal issues relevant to charities, or how our charity sector team can help you as a charity or a social enterprise, please get in touch. 

For more information on our work with charities and social enterprises, see our case studies and useful downloads.

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.
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