Charities and public benefit

Public benefit: an overview Gives an overview of (but does not form part of) the Charity Commission’s set of 3 public benefit guides.

Public benefit: the public benefit requirement (PB1) Explains the legal requirement that a charity's purposes must be for the 'public benefit' (known as the 'public benefit requirement')

Public benefit: running a charity (PB2) Explains public benefit in the context of running a charity

Public benefit: reporting (PB3) Explains the duty that charity trustees must report on how they have carried out their charity's purposes for the public benefit

Public benefit: a summary Find out about charity trustees' duty to 'have regard' to our public benefit guidance when exercising powers or duties to which it is relevant.

For more on public benefit please see our charitable purposes and public benefit page

Charitable purposes & public benefit Detailed guidance on how to show that your charity has been set up with charitable purposes that meet public benefit.