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Eligibility criteria for TrustLaw membership

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR TRUSTLAW MEMBERSHIP
Before proceeding with your application, please read the following eligibility criteria for TrustLaw membership.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
TrustLaw membership is open to NGOs that are:  
  • Incorporated as a separate legal entity and registered in compliance with local requirements or authorities. We do not accept individuals, unincorporated associations or trusts as members;
  • Non-discriminatory, apolitical and non-proselytizing;
  • Working towards a social mission that seeks to address social, humanitarian, or environmental challenges;
  • Able to clearly express their social objectives, including the impact they are trying to achieve, who they aim to help and how they plan to do this;
  • Able to share at least one annual report detailing their finances, activities and programmes;
  • Able to demonstrate organisational sustainability with evidence of funding or support for the 12 month period following the application; and
  • Self-governing with a Board that manages the activities of the organisation.
Social Enterprises
TrustLaw membership is open to social enterprises that are:
  • Incorporated as a separate legal entity and registered in compliance with local requirements or authorities;
  • Non-discriminatory, apolitical and non-proselytizing;
  • Working directly towards a social mission that seeks to address social, humanitarian or environmental challenges;
  • Able to clearly express their social objectives, including the impact they are trying to achieve, who they aim to help and how they plan to do this;
  • If generating a profit, the organisation must demonstrate a public or legally binding commitment to reinvesting at least 51% of current and future profits into furthering its social mission;
  • Able to share at least one report or plan detailing their activities, programmes, impact and impact measurement approach;
  • Able to demonstrate their financial sustainability with evidence of investment support for the 12 month period following the application or revenue generating activities.

For details on the information you will be asked to provide in the following application form,
please see our Membership Application Reference Document.