What is a Royal Charter? Why would you want one? What are the criteria?
Many years ago the only way to publicly incorporate a body was by way of a Royal Charter. Today, there are approximately 400 active chartered organisations and some organisations still consider it worthwhile to seek a Royal Charter.
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to consider petitioning for a Royal Charter, including:
- Recognition of professional expertise
- Increased public confidence and awareness
- Strengthen the organisation/brand
- Create aspiration
The granting of a Royal Charter is reserved for eminent professional bodies or charities which have a solid record of achievement and are financially sound. In the case of professional bodies, they should represent a field of activity which is unique and not covered by other professional bodies.
We can help you to understand the benefits and give an in-depth knowledge to help you consider the position of your organisation.