Being able to source and secure funding is vital to the operations of a charity, but can be challenging. Whether you are a grant-making charity making grants to further charitable aims, or a charity looking to undertake a capital project or support its cash-flow requirements, we can guide your trustees through the issues and legal duties to consider.
The nature of legal advice charities may require will differ depending on the particular circumstances and issues at play.
Our charity lawyers regularly advise on finance and funding matters as they affect charities, including in relation to grant making (both within England and Wales and overseas), charity trading, sponsorship, investments (including financial and programme related investment), releasing restrictions on the expenditure of capital and granting a mortgage, or other security over charity assets.
We have experience of working with the Charity Commission and other regulators to help facilitate the aims of a charity in raising, or applying for funding. Our lawyers understand the fundraising landscape and the importance of ensuring that charities manage their relationships with professional fundraisers and commercial participators properly, and in accordance with law and regulation.
Our charity legacy protection team understands that it can be a balancing act for charities in maximising the income from legacies and managing their reputation. We are experienced in advising charities on both small non-contentious issues, through to more complex contentious matters.