Club rules and constitution

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This is the perfect constitution for your club, association or society. It covers all your basic requirements very thoroughly. It sets out the constitution and rules in a sensible, practical way with notes of advice too. Needs no legal expert support and no registration. Just go with it.
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About this unincorporated club rules and constitution template

This is a constitution or set of rules to regulate your management of any straight forward club, society, association or other organisation that is not a registered company.

You can use it to manage a charity - remember to register it with the Charities Services.

If your organisation will make a profit, that money will of course be subject to tax.

Use it for any group interest. Examples are:

  • sports club
  • collectors' club
  • enthusiast club (like a bird-watching society)
  • amateur dramatic or music societies
  • an intellectual pursuit
  • a political organisation

Not suitable if your organisation is incorporated (under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, Incorporated Societies Act 1908 or Companies Act 1993).

The law relating to club rules and constitutions

Whether your club is new or has existed for years, you have a simple choice of how to structure it. You can either go for a corporate structure, regulated by the Companies Act 1993 or the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
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Use this document to create a management framework which is not regulated in law. There are no constraints nor publicity. You can edit to create exactly the structure you want.

Template features and content

Here are just some of the most important features:

  • Main objectives
  • Subscriptions, resignation, suspension and expulsion
  • Management of the association
  • Powers of the committee - what are they and who decides
  • Meetings
  • Quorum at meetings
  • Voting at meetings
  • How and when the rules can and will be amended
  • Provisions for dissolution
  • Explanatory notes and guidance
Sample club rules and constitutionFront cover

Recent reviews

Great Service
07 December 2023
I was in a bit of a hurry, and I didn’t want to be bothered seeing a solicitor to draw up a fairly standard legal document – I found that this constitution ticked all the boxes and was easy to use. Good value for money.
Campbell Horsfall
Review of the Australian version
Invaluable Aid
13 August 2022
The draft document provided an invaluable starting point for our requirements. It enabled us to rely on every point being covered and was easy to edit. Far easier than trying to include everything when starting from scratch.
The price was modest too, excellent value.
Highly recommended. This is our "go to" site from now for legal drafts.
Keith Collingwood
Review of the United Kingdom version
Perfect Solution
28 March 2021
This document is very good value and is just what we needed. We wanted to establish a formal basis for our association, but can’t afford to spend too much. This document gave us a modifiable template which we have adjusted to suit our requirements, written in terms that are easy to understand, and has helpful guidance notes at the end. Thank you for great service, Netlawman.
Jeanne-Marie Richards
Review of the United Kingdom version
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