As a part of the advice discovery process, we sat down with Carolyn to discuss setting up the charity, specifically the structure that should be used to establish it. After careful consideration, it was decided a public company limited by guarantee would be the most suitable structure.
With the structure decided, we carefully stepped through with Carolyn the essential factors that needed to be taken into account when drafting the charity’s constitution. We worked with her to decide the classification for the charity and finally, how to go about obtaining the deductible gift recipient endorsement with the Australian Tax Office.
AH Jackson & Co oversaw the process and provided Carolyn with general advice about how to structure the board and, more generally, how to operate the charity.
To ensure the constitution was legally sound, we arranged for the constitution to be vetted by a trusted solicitor. To minimise the impact of external adviser charge-out fees, AH Jackson & Co co-ordinated all the arrangements on behalf of Carolyn, allowing her to focus on realising her vision for Hand in Hand Fighting Brain Cancer.