Charity Services - New Trustees


The Charities Regulator may appoint trustees of a charitable trust either to fill a vacancy or as additional trustees under Section 43 of the charities Act 1961 (as amended by Section 14 of the Charities Act 1973), and Section 82 of the Charities Act 2009.  This usually occurs where a charity no longer has any trustees appointed.  

An application to appoint new trustees is made by way of a Statutory Declaration and details of the Charities Regulator’s guidelines for making an application to appoint new trustees are set out at Form No. 1 (see below).

Such appointments may be made either in substitution for or in addition to any existing Trustee or Trustees or where there is no existing Trustee. The application may be made by the Trustee or Trustees of the Charity or, if they cannot be found, by any person having an interest in the charity property.

FORM NO.1 (PDF) - Charities Regulator’s requirements for the appointment of new trustees