Operating charity

Glossary item: Operating charity - Definition

An operational charity, as opposed to a grant-making charity, is one which carries out charitable activities directly, such as helping disadvantaged people or working in some other way to improve society. However, some operating charities make grant as well, whilst some grant-making charities also operate services, such as schools or almshouses. See chapter in A Guide to Giving.

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  • Charity selection