Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

Following concerns that some relationships between charities and non-charities have damaged public confidence in charity the Charity Commission has issued new guidance.

If your charity has a close relationship with a non-charitable organization, such as its founder, trading subsidiary, or a regular partner, you must manage the connection in your charity’s best interests and protect its independence.

You need to plan for the risks as well as the benefits that the connection can bring.  The new guidance can be found at