Model Constitution Documents from the Charity Commission Northern Ireland.

A governing document is a legal document which represents the rule book for the way in which your charity will operate.

There are a number of different types of governing document including a constitution for an association, a trust deed for a trust, a will for a will trust, articles of association for a companyandrules for an Industrial and Provident Society.

If you are setting up a new charity, or revising the governing document of an existing charity, you may find it helpful to refer to one of our model governing documents.

A model governing document is a template which your organisation can use and adapt to your needs by, for example, tailoring some clauses so they are specific to your organisation and adding your organisation’s purposes.

The Commission has produced four model governing documents, available by clicking on the link below.



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