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Charitable Organisation Establishment
We can assist with the establishment of your charitable organisation for a range of different legal structures, providing effective and high-quality legal documentation with fast turnaround. Our experienced staff members will work with you to understand your needs and document requirements.
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From the Knowledge Base

Setting up a private charitable trust

Trusts are legal structures established to hold and distribute funds according to the legal requirements of the trust’s deed. Unlike some other forms of non-profit organisations, charitable trusts are not established to specifically undertake action to fulfil a purpose but to distribute funds in a considered way in order to enable other organisations to pursue their purpose.

Charitable trusts are often set up through a bequest in a will but do not have to be. A trust is established with the investment in the trust of an initial corpus of money that may be held in perpetuity. A certain percentage of the interest on this sum is granted periodically to particular causes, organisations, winners of scholarships or other grant-seekers.

In some cases, a trust’s deed or other legal requirements such as wanting to retain tax-exempt status may require that the trust only make grants to non-profit organisations or to charities.

Setting up a company

Charitable and not-for-profit organisations can be registered as public companies limited by guarantee. This means the liability of the company’s members is limited. The limit is usually the amount members will contribute to the property of the company if it is wound up.

Registration of a company creates a legal entity separate from its members. This means the company can hold property and sue or be sued.

Established in 1976, ABN Australia has helped more than 100,000 businesses choose and establish their preferred business structure here in Australia. Our longevity is a testament to the high level of customer service we provide, and the wealth of experience we bring to the table.

 

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