Building on 30 years of work with the community and voluntary sectors, Co-operatives UK has launched an online legal support service for third sector organisations.
The UK's umbrella organisation for co-operatives has been providing specialist registration services to the community and voluntary sector for 30 years and in that time has helped over 400 third sector organisations register or restructure.
As well as access to the Co-operatives UK legal team, the support service provides direct access to information through a special guide and case studies of successful third sector businesses.
Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, said: “Our new Third Sector website makes our legal and registration services more accessible. We provide a comprehensive range of legal support services to third sector organisations — from model rules to governance guidance, company registration to new business structures.
“And our new website will be able to provide more help and support to organisations across the board — from small social enterprises who are just starting out to existing businesses looking to expand or established charities in need of affordable advice."
• To access the service, visit: www.uk.coop/thirdsector/third-sector