Charitable Trusts and Parish/Town Councils - Navigating the Minefield

Course Description

This 2-part webinar will give you a wider understanding of Trusts, and guidance for the trusteeship of charities.

This is an interactive course  and offers the opportunity to network with Councillors from Councils across Northamptonshire to share best practice and ideas. 

Part 1

  • Nature of Trusts
  • What are the requirements for a Charitable Trust?
  • How is a Charitable Trust created?
  • Role of the Charity Commission
  • Registration with the Charity Commission or HM Revenue & Customs
  • Legal personality of a Charitable Trust
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Part 2

  • Trustees generally

  • Role & responsibilities of Custodian, Holding and Management Trustees

  • Duties of management & liabilities

  • Winding up or amalgamating a charity

  • Dealings with Property

  • Village Halls & Recreation Grounds

  • Trading

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for all Parish Clerks and those involved with or would like to know more about Charitable Trusts and Members who might be trustees.

Course tutor

Roger Taylor

Consultant, Wellers Hedleys Solicitors

 Wellers Hedleys Solicitors is a firm based in Surrey which has an extensive practice dealing with Parish and Town Councils in England. He lectures on subjects such as Common Land, Village Greens and Charitable Trusts and on other matters relating to the practice and procedure of Parish and Town Councils for a number of County Associations.

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