You and Your Organisation

Choosing the Right Structure

Incorporated Bodies

It is a legal requirement for a Company Limited by Guarantee to use ‘CLG' after its name in all its business letters, notices, other official publications, cheques, invoices and receipts.

Company limited by guarantee

For charities, community and voluntary groups wishing to incorporate, the most commonly used structure is as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG). 

Legal Status

The process of ‘incorporation’ confers a separate legal status on a group, which means the liability of the individuals is limited and the group can commit legal undertakings, such as entering into contracts.

The process of ‘incorporation’ confers a separate legal status on a group, which means the liability of the individuals is limited and the group can commit legal undertakings, such as entering into contracts.

Irish law gives adults ‘legal status’; it recognises individuals in the legal system and offers them a certain amount of legal protection.

Forming Your Charity

Do you know the legal vehicles available to charities and the features and benefits of each?

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