April 2, 2020
Covid-19 and Commercial Leases
As the Covid-19 health emergency continues to escalate in Ireland, many areas of society are being impacted in a way much similar to that of the financial crisis. One area...
At Lavelle Partners, our charity law Solicitors can advise you in relation to the creation of a new charitable or not for profit entity in Ireland.
We have proudly assisted many charities and not for profits in Ireland from their inception to subsequently becoming successful established charitable organisations.
Under the Charities Act 2009 (the 2009 Act), a charity refers to the trustees of a charitable institution, which:
Under the 2009 Act, there are four types of charitable purpose:
‘Excluded bodies’ such as political parties, sporting bodies, or trade unions cannot become charities.
In addition, there are different types of charities permitted in Ireland, as follows:
The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) is an independent body, responsible for ensuring the compliance of charitable organisations with the Charities Act 2009 and maintaining the public register of charitable organisations operating in Ireland.
Each charity type and structure has its own implications in respect of personal liability on trustees, taxation, grants, legal obligations, and regulations. It is for this reason that before choosing which charitable structure will be most appropriate, it is advisable to engage the services of a Solicitor specialising in charitable institutions. They will be able to recommend the best structure for your current and planned future needs, ensuring that there is no requirement to change at a later date, and therefore allowing you to focus on your charitable endeavours.
For further information regarding charities and not for profits in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.
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