Which governing document is right for my charity?
You must have a governing document in place before you apply to register your charity. A governing document is the rule book for your charity, setting out:
- what your charity is set up to do
- how it should be run
- who should run it
- how it will make changes to the way it is run
Decide which type of governing document is best for you:
Setting rules for your charity: governing documents When you set up a charity, by law you must have a governing document. This is the rulebook which sets out how your charity will be run.