Getting it Right Legally and Supporting Documents
Getting it Right Legally and Supporting Documents

NEW!

Getting it Right Legally 1 - a guide to legal status and structure for childcare and other community organisations, has now been updated to include information about the CIO.

We will be providing a supplement on the newly available legal form - the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that is available to those who have previously purchased Getting it Right Legally 1 via the Playwork Partnerships website. Please contact us for your free copy of the CIO Supplement at girl@playwork.co.uk 

Download the introduction here.

What is Getting it Right Legally?

If you are supporting people who are thinking about improving the legal status and structure of their organisation, or are a Trustee yourself,  then the revised Getting it Right Legally 1 & 2 (GIRL 1 & 2) are essential support documents for you. These updated publications provide advice in plain English on legal matters for community organisations.

The new and fully revised editions of GIRL 1 and 2 expand on key elements of the original documents, reflect changes to Company and Charity Law and have been made applicable to all community organisations, not just play and childcare.  Updated constitutions, case studies from a range of community organisations, relevant signposting and other improvements provide clarity and ease of use for the reader. 

The legal input has been provided by Bates Wells & Braithwaite solicitors, who specialise in advising charities and voluntary sector organisations.

More information about CIOs

Getting it Right Legally 1 - a guide to legal status and structure for childcare and other community organisations, has now been updated to include information about the CIO. 

This covers:       
- An explanation of all the legal forms available to community organisations.

- An outline of the pros and cons of the CIO.

- A guide to setting up and registering a new charity.

- Model constitutions for charitable companies and CIOs.

- An explanation of how unincorporated charities can convert to a charitable company or CIO form.


The new guide is available at £25 or £18 download. Click here to buy online. The team that has written GIRL can also provide face-to-face training on how community organisations can take advantage of the various legal forms now open to charities

 

Getting It Right Legally: Status and Structure for Community Organisations (GIRL1)
Written by Playwork Partnerships & Bates Wells and Braithwaite solicitors

GIRL 1 is aimed at community organisations and those that support them to help navigate successfully through the often confusing guidance available on setting up a voluntary or community organisation.  The original publication has been revised from a play and childcare focus to include ALL community and voluntary organisations.

 To download a copy of the preview to this publication click here.

Getting It Right Legally: Contract and Grant Relationships between Funders and Community Organisations (GIRL2)
Written by Playwork Partnerships & Bates Wells and Braithwaite solicitors 

This publication has been developed as a guide for voluntary and community organisations to understand and develop successful funding relationships with funders to deliver a range of local services. Many organisations can encounter frustrations and difficulties in this area - GIRL 2 demystifies legal issues faced by those running community organisations, prociding practical guidance and minimising technical legal content.

 

Model Documents

If you have purchased a copy of Getting it Right Legally you will notice it offers a number of model constitutions in word for organisations to download and edit with your organisational information. This documents are to be used with the guidance in the publication only.

Models A - E are available to download below for all those who have purchased a copy of Getting it Right Legally.

Model A Articles of Association for a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee - 'democratic' version

Model B Articles of Association for a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee - 'oligarchic' version

Model C Articles of Association for a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee - 'community partnership' version

Model D Articles of Association for a Community Interest Company

Model E Articles of Association for a Company Limited by Shares to be run by owner-managers

Model A/B/C Memorandum of Association for a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee

Model D Memorandum of Association for a Community Interest Company Limted by Guarantee

Model E Memorandum of Association for a Company Limited by Shares to be run by owner-managers

Model Incorporation Transfer Agreement

Letter to CIC Regulator Sample letter to support anyone submitting to the Regulator using model D above

Model Constitution CIO Association  Model Constitution for an Association CIO

Model Constitution CIO Foundation Model Constitution for a Foundation CIO

Conflict of Interest in relation to Model Constitutions for CIOs

"GIRL is such a useful publication, I would be lost advising my settings with out it"

LA Business Support Officer

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