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Grants and funding contracts

Grants and funding contracts

The funding environment for charities has become increasingly challenging with grant making organisations and commissioners seeking to impose more strict terms on the voluntary organisations that they engage with.

Austerity measures and the economic downturn has resulted in the “spinning out” of services that were previously provided by local authorities and many charities and social enterprises have sought to take over the running of such services in order to ensure that the people in need of them do not go without.

Funding contracts, particularly those entered into with local authorities, can be very lengthy and full of unnecessary clauses and legal jargon. Our Charity Law solicitors can guide you through the process of entering into funding contracts negotiating the best possible terms for your organisation and advising upon their effect.

In addition to this, we have experience of advising charities upon the terms on which grants have been made and any restrictions that apply in relation to funds. Many charities are unaware of the regulatory effects that arise when problems are encountered with grant funders and our Charity Law solicitors can assist in resolving such problems.

Charities Newsletter

Our team of Charity solicitors publish a quarterly newsletter covering the latest legal news and developments in the world of Charities and Social Enterprises. To find out more please visit the CSE News page in the Publications section.

Charity Blog

Our Charity Law Solicitors regularly write blogs on issues affecting the sector, click here to read our Charity Law blog.

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Charities and Social Enterprises leaflet

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