Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 9 days left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

The legal requirements for governing documents

An organisation must submit a governing document as part of its application to register as a charity with the ACNC. Learn more in this video.

An organisation must submit a governing document (also called a constitution, rules or a trust deed) as part of its application to register as a charity with the ACNC.

This video examines what your organisation’s governing document should contain, and the format it should be in.

Having your governing document contain the right details and in a style suitable for the organisation’s legal structure will ensure the ACNC does not need to return it to you to fix and resubmit.

This article is from the free online

How to Become an ACNC Registered Charity

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now