Closing or merging a charity

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Expert charity solicitors specialising in closing or merging charity organisations

There may come a point in the lifetime of a charity whereby you choose to close that charity or alternatively you decide that to merge your charity with another would better serve the needs of your current and future beneficiaries.

What is closing or merging a charity?

Closing or merging a charity involves the process of dissolving the organisation and distributing its assets to other charitable organisations or returning them to donors. This can occur due to financial difficulties, lack of support, or a change in the organisation’s mission. The process typically involves legal and financial considerations and must be done in accordance with state and federal laws.

Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid

Partner | Charities, Independent schools

01483 464224

What legal services do we offer?

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Procedural issues relating to dissolution
  • Liability of trustees
  • Reporting to the Charity Commission
  • Company law procedures
  • Redundancies
  • Transfer of assets
  • Termination of property interest and contracts

Get in touch with the team at one of our offices in Southampton, Woking, London, Guildford, Lymington or Richmond for expert advice.

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