The Charity Commission guidance explains that a charity constitution is a legal document that sets out: Its charitable purposes (‘objects’). What it can do to carry out its purposes (‘powers’), such as borrowing money. Who runs it (‘trustees’) and who can be a member. This all sounds very formal, but it means that we are very clear about who we are, what we do and what rules and regulations we adhere to.
As far as you, the community, are concerned, the key information of interest comes from our “Object clauses” – these detail what are aims are as a charity and every single activity undertaken and decision made, is cross referenced against these object clauses to ensure that we remain focussed with our primary goals.
The Object Clauses for The Yateley Society are: