Social  Purpose Organisations (SPOs) are institutions that conduct their affairs primarily for the purpose of assisting other individuals, groups, or causes rather than garnering profits for individuals owners or founders of the organisation.


Typically, SPOs are set up and ran by individuals who are passionate about a particular cause  (e.g.  the homleess, the elderly,  the environment, education, sport)  and want use their commitment to provide social benefits to their target group or society at large.

As a potential new SPO founder, there are some  key formation issues you need to deal with. Chiefly, these are deciding whether to operate as a social enterprise or a voluntary organisation /charity  and determining which legal structure is best for your project.


These decisions, along with other formations matters, can become very complex  so to help in this regard we have created a robust formation package which can handle the entire  formation process  for you. 

The SPO Formation Package

At FD 4 Startups  we adopt a collaborative  approach to formations which enables us to provide you with a comprehensive and fully supported formation package that includes;


O  Clearing your proposed business name for use and , where required, advise on the  strategies  to prevent your

name and brand being used or exploited by third parties.

O  Ensuring you make the right choice between Charity, Social Enterprise, or whether to bypass them completely

O  Setting you up with the correct legal structure for your circumstances

O  Ensuring that you have an appropriately written  constitution and a properly drafted objects clause to prevent your application being rejected by the relevant institutions (e.g. HMRC, the CIC regulator, the Charities Commission, banks).

O  Signing you up to the relevant HMRC departments / gateways(e.g. PAYE, VAT,  Gift Aid, etc).

O  Carry out a full compliance check of all the legislation and regulations that you need to comply with 

O  Provide you with the details of any suitable FREE or affordable government schemes you can benefit from (e.g. grants, training opportunities mentoring, advice, etc).

O  Providing you with a personalised  Readiness Checklist for you to work through to help  you put  in place  all the features  expected of a start up SPO making your project more appealing to beneficaries, funders and other stakeholders.


Our formation fees, including any consultations, are based on the SPO legal structures chosen for your project and any extras requested. However, in general our formation fees range between £150 to 240. The main exception to this are Charity formations fees which start from £250.



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