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Charities & Social Enterprises

The charities and social enterprise sector is complex and varied; both in terms of compliance and regulation but also the size, scope and mission of the different organisations operating in this area. It is also highly competitive.

How we can help

Understanding your commercial needs

Our team of experienced and reliable advisers provide practical as well as technical advice to professionals within the charity sector. We aim to empower charity trustees through training and legal guidance, enabling them to achieve their organisations ambitions more effectively and confidently. Our specialists work with a range of charities and their stakeholders to provide all of the pragmatic advice and guidance they need.

We work with clients on all aspects of charity law, establishment, governance, regulation, compliance, powers, procedure & operational management, and routine and major contracting requirements, with particular experience in structuring and restructuring charitable organisations and their commercial and fundraising activities.

Members of our team include a number of highly experienced charity trustees and volunteers, who bring their personal experience of working in the third sector to the advice and assistance they provide, which is invaluable when informing our work and expertise.

We deliver a range of key benefits including:

Within the core legal areas, we can help with corporate and property matters, employment, dispute resolution, data protection, tax, and access to grant funding. Some non-legal areas we assist with include fraud prevention, due diligence and investigations.

We guide our clients through the more esoteric issues which arise in day to day management and administration, drawing on the right combination of knowledge and experience across our dedicated team, ensuring we meet their objectives efficiently.

DWF Foundation

The DWF Foundation is an independent charitable foundation, founded by DWF with the sole aim of providing funds, resources and support to help communities achieve their full potential. The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas; Homelessness, Health & Wellbeing, Employability or Education.

Crown Commercial Services Framework

DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services framework for 'Wider Public Sector – Legal Services' (RM3788). This means that if you are a public sector organisation and you qualify to use this CCS framework, you can now appoint us through the contract.

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