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CIO Creation Station: Building Your Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Is a CIO the best structure for you? From choosing the right structure to implementing key policies and procedures, we’ll give you the knowledge to make a successful start.

This workshop will look give you a good introduction to the CIO model, why it might be right for you, and what you’ll need to consider when getting started.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal entity of a CIO and its provision of limited liability for trustees.
  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of trustees, and implementing good governance practices.
  • Recognise the Charitable Objectives and how to implement them into a governing document.
  • Learn about establishing a CIO, including drafting a constitution, choosing the right governance structure (foundation or association model), and completing the registration process with the Charity Commission.
  • Understand legal obligations, such as filing annual returns and accounts, maintaining proper records, and adhering to charity law.

This is part of our regular series of workshops that support Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to thrive! It’s a key part of our work and our team are really passionate about learning and development.

This workshop is FREE. So are our other regular workshops, which are:

  • Foundations for Good: Starting Your VCSE Organisation
  • Grant Wise: Crafting Your Path to Funding Success
  • CIC Kickstart: Setting Up Your Community Interest Company

Don’t worry if this date doesn’t work for you, we’ll be running this workshop again in September. Invite your colleagues and share with anyone who might be interested.

Suitable for: people looking to set up a CIO in Wakefield District, including VCSE colleagues considering if a CIO is a better structure for their organisation.

More Details

  • We’ll send you the link to join this workshop when you’ve registered your place. This workshop will be on Zoom.
  • We’ll send you the presentation slides and any other resources after the workshop, when you’ll have a chance to tell us how you found it.
  • If you need any support with booking, have any accessibility requirements, or would like to get in touch before the workshop, you can contact us at or 01924 367418.