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Charitable status: eligibility and guidance

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Last updated on 11 April 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Can a school set up a charity? We relay advice from the Charity Commission and the DfE on obtaining charitable status for voluntary funds, including when a school itself is already an exempt charity. The article also includes advantages and disadvantages to consider when registering as a charity.

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  1. 1 Community schools
  2. 2 Academies, sixth-form colleges and foundation, VA and VC schools
  3. 3 Setting up
  4. 4 Advantages
  5. 5 Disadvantages

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