NALC Legal Topic Notes

[28] BASIC CHARITY LAW

Principal roles played by local councils in the trusteeship of charities

 

1. Local Councils can act as:

  • Sole trustee: the council as a corporate body both holds the property and oversees its application as charity trustee (see paragraph 5 below);
  • Joint trustee together with individual trustees;
  • Custodian trustee: the council holds the property but takes no decisions on its use (see paragraph 10 below).

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