Setting up a new charity or Community Interest Company (CIC)?

Whilst we have a wealth of support we can provide to already established charities and CICs, setting up a new charity or CIC isn’t something we are able to help with directly. However, we have some webinars and resources that may be useful and there is also a huge amount of information and support available elsewhere which you will find in the information below and in our resources section.

The best place to start if you want to set up a new charity is the NCVO charity setup website.

Those who want to form a community interest company (CIC), other stakeholders and those giving professional advice about CICs, will find comprehensive information in the Community interest companies: guidance chapters.

Visit our charity financial management page for tools and tips for charity financial planning. You will find lots of useful information about financial management including cash flow, forecasting and budgeting.

For an overview of charity trustees’ legal and financial responsibilities and their strategic and operational considerations the ICAEW Trustee Toolkit comprises free online training in running a charity. 

Our fundraising page has useful guides and tools for charity fundraising.  You will also find a link there to The Charity Excellence Framework which provide a free Funding Finder service. 

Free charity training webinars

All the training and skills offered in our free webinars for charities are exclusively developed for charities and non-profit organisations and available to anyone. Register now to find out when new webinars are happening.

You can also access our past webinars library and watch on demand.  The Governance webinar and Business planning webinar may be of particular interest.

Templates, guides and other tools

Visit our Free charity resources page for ready-to-use templates, guides, and tools covering essential management topics, including business planning, strategy development, financial management and more.

Once you have set up your registered charity or CIC, please get in touch with us to access our pro bono services. 

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