Charitable Incorporated Organisation


Training Event

EBALogoColourRGBThursday 4 April 2019

St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, Cambridge


1100 – 1530 with coffee from 1030
Cost: £50 per person, including lunch
This event has been arranged jointly by the Eastern Baptist Association (EBA) and the Baptist Union Legal and Operations team. 
Please note there is no parking available at the church but the church is within walking distance of the main city centre which has bus stops for all the Park and Ride routes into Cambridge.  The nearest city centre car park is Grand Arcade multi storey.

This is an opportunity to find out more about the new legal structure for charities known as the ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ or CIO for short.  It will be of interest to charity trustees who are considering the options for the legal structure of their church and also to those considering the CIO as an option for a community project such as a pre-school or coffee shop.

The day will include input from BUGB Legal Services Manager Caroline Sanderson and Esther Campsall from Anthony Collins LLP.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Baptist church governance and charity registration
  • Why change your legal structure?
  • The difference between a charitable company and a CIO
  • The process of incorporation as a CIO.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions!

This event is open to any interested Baptist church, whether or not they are in membership with EBA.  The places are initially limited to two per church, but we will create a waiting list for additional places to be made available later if there are unfilled spaces.
Use this link to book your place.
Bookings close on 24 March 2019.
If you are unable to attend this event but would like further information on this topic please refer to BUC guideline leaflet C11 Churches, Charities and Incorporation.

Click here to request further information about this event or ring 01235 517745.