Charity Mergers and Collaborative Working

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We know that charities increasingly often want or need to engage in collaborative joint ventures – from informal meetings to share ideas through to the creation of legally binding relationships.

Unions and strategic alliances can be forged with other civil society organisations and/or those from the public and private sectors so that services or resources and their associated costs can be shared. The climate of commissioning services through tenders encourages consortium working, which is often the most effective way for organisations to compete for government or local authority contracts.

Our extensive experience in this area means we are ideally placed to advise on the legal aspects of collaborative working and the different structures involved. Crucially, we are also sensitive to the practical implications and can provide wide-ranging assistance to manage the impact joint venture working might have on governance and relevant stakeholders.

Our expertise includes

  • Combined service delivery
  • Formation of consortia and advice on consortium working
  • Geographical alliances, both domestic and international
  • Joint special projects
  • Joint fundraising initiatives
  • Mergers
  • Sharing resources and back office services