28. Amendment of constitution

As provided by sections 224-227 of the Charities Act 2011:

  1. This constitution can only be amended:
    1. by resolution agreed in writing by all members of the CIO; or
    2. by a resolution passed by a 75% majority of those voting at a general meeting of the members of the CIO called in accordance with clause 19 (General meetings of members).
  2. Any alteration of clause 3 (Objects), clause [29] (Voluntary winding up or dissolution), this clause, or of any provision where the alteration would provide authorisation for any benefit to be obtained by charity trustees or members of the CIO or persons connected with them, requires the prior written consent of the Charity Commission.
  3. No amendment that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Charities Act 2011 or the General Regulations shall be valid.
  4. A copy of every resolution amending the constitution, together with a copy of the CIO’s constitution as amended must be sent to the Commission by the end of the period of 15 days beginning with the date of passing of the resolution, and the amendment does not take effect until it has been recorded in the Register of Charities.
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