Start Your Own Non Profit Organisation
Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) are institutions that conduct their affairs primarily for the purpose of assisting other individuals, groups, or causes (rather than garnering profits for the owners / founders) and range from small community action groups to large social enterprises
Forming a new NPO in the UK essentially involves deciding whether to operate as a charity or not, selecting an appropriate Legal Structure and then putting in place some legal, financial and administrative measures to keep compliant going forwards.
The forming & registering process is the crucial first step in starting a new business and getting this right at the outset is imperative as mistakes made during this stage are usually very costly and difficult to correct.
Indeed, we estimate there are over 37 common errors made by start ups which can lead to various bad outcomes like the inability to raise required funds, unexpected tax charges, fines and penalties, large amounts of administrative work and costs, personal liability for the debts of the organisation, etc.
Our robust and complete formation service will help you avoid these errors and get you off to the best possible start.
Once you have decided to start an organisation to make a positive difference to peoples lives (and have a thought of a name for your organisation) we will adopt our comprehensive formation workflow to provide you with a fully supported formation that includes:
✓ Clearing and protecting your proposed organisation name .
✓ Ensuring you make the right choice between Charity, Social Enterprise or General Non Profit Organisation.
✓ Dealing with the various pre formation legal or financial issues that may impact your project including the best Legal structure to choose.
⚠ Do not sign anything major in your personal name until you have established what legal structure you will use.
✓ Ensuring that you have an appropriately written constitution and a properly drafted objects clause
✓ Officially registering you with the relevant authorities and government departments
✓ 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 Not For Profit Organisation.
✓ Provide you with the details of any suitable FREE or affordable government schemes (e.g. grants, training opportunities, employer schemes, etc).
✓ Provide you with some optional additional services which you can purchase to help you run your business (e.g. including business call answering and mail forwarding services, bank account referrals, etc ).
Indeed, using our service will ensure you get your project off to the best possible start as well as save you hundreds (if not thousands) of pounds in professional fees , fines and unnecessary paperwork later down the line.
Our formation fees, including any consultations, are based on the SMO legal structures chosen for your project and any extras requested. However, in general our formation fees range between £150 to £250. The main exception to this are Charities and Industrial and Provident Societies formation fees which start from £250.
If you are ready to start your business formation (or discuss your project generally) please complete our simple and short NPO Formation Contact Form so we can support you properly from the outset.
Alternatively, you can reach out to us by Whatsapp, phone or by e-mail as follows: