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CASC versus charity

CASC registration is not the only option for sports clubs. Clubs may be able to register as charities under the charitable pursuit of promoting health. Clubs are therefore left with a decision; register as a CASC, register as a charity, or simply continue as they are. The following documents are designed to help you make the right choice for your club.

Image of a golf ball on a golf tee.In June 2011, Bates Wells and Braithwaite, updated their outline of the laws relating to CASCs and charitable sports clubs.

This document provides a summary of particular laws for information only and does not constitute legal advice. Specific advice should be sought for clarification in particular circumstances.

Richard Baldwin, Chair of the CASC Development Forum has produced a table showing the relative benefits and differences of registering as a CASC, registering as a charity or not registering.

Guidance for sports clubs contemplating registering as a charity are available from the Charity Commission website. There is also specific tax guidance for charities. Further information is also available through a paper developed by Richard Baldwin, Chair of the CASC Development Forum.