The Foundation was set up in 2004 to offer charities, community groups and not-for-profits independent property advice. We have helped over 2,500 organisations to rent, buy, let or manage property.
The Foundation offers one-to-one help through our Property Advice Service - initial support is free of charge. For more in-depth support the Foundation offers training and consultancy services.
The Foundation assists organisations by helping them to avoid expensive property mistakes and to take a strategic view of property assets. We aim to build the skills of those we help so they are better able to deal with property issues.
The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has reissued an alert for charities about the risks when getting involved in arrangements to enter into tenancy agreements and take advantage of business rates relief. This follows a court judgment on 14 May 2013 in the case of the charity The Public Safety Charitable Trust Limited* (registered charity no. 1138450). The Charity Commission opened an investigation into the charity in October 2011 after concerns were raised regarding business rates relief, and is currently investigating the charity to explore these issues further.
This free London workshop is an opportunity for colleagues who manage community buildings to share good practice, develop new ideas and discuss different experiences.
The Foundation with support from the Charity Commission, has completed an extensive piece of research looking at the key property issues charities are facing. Here are the results.
How we help charities rent, buy, let or manage property
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Consultancy for all stages of the property cycle
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Registered office: Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT | Registered Charity No.1101812
The Ethical Property Foundation is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by Guarantee No.4756158.