If you have decided that a charity is the right legal structure for your social enterprise you will need to choose the purpose of your charity. Your charity’s ‘purpose’ is what it is set up to achieve and the reason it exists.
This means that your purpose must:
fall within one or more ‘descriptions of purposes’ to be a charity. While it can have more than one purpose, it can’t have any purposes that aren’t charitable
each of its purposes must be of benefit to the public in general or a sufficient section of the public
It is vital that you run your charity in a way that is consistent with your purpose.
You will then need to choose your charity's name and write your charity’s governing document. This is a legal document that creates the charity and says how it should be run. As a final step, you will have to find trustees who will serve on the governing body of a charity and decide how your charity is going to be funded.