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Charity FAQ series: Can a charity...?

In this FAQ series 'Can a charity...?' our team of charity consultants address some common questions enabling you to feel confident and reassured wherever you are in your journey as a charitable organisation.

Questions included:

  • Can a charity pay or employ its trustees?
  • Can a charity insure trustees against personal liability?
  • Can a charity trustee resign?
  • Can a charity’s trustees delegate their responsibilities?
  • Can a charity’s property be held by someone other than the trustees?
  • Can a charity’s trustees buy land?
  • Can a charity’s trustees sell or lease land belonging to the charity?
  • Can the charity borrow money on the security of its land?
  • Can a charity make an ex-gratia payment?
  • Can a charity pay volunteers honoraria?
  • Can a charity trade?
  • Can a charity change its purposes, powers or governing document?
  • Can a charity have aims that are political?
  • Can a charity be closed?


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