Brexit: Resources for foundations

With the UK having left the EU on 31 January, we are now in the ‘transition period’. This page contains the latest information and resources available to help foundations prepare for operating outside the EU, as well as updates on ACF’s work in this area.


  • The government’s ‘transition check’ – This questionnaire aims to identify ways in which you might be affected over the coming year, and signposts resources to help prepare. More general information from the government on the transition is available here.
  • NCVO ‘Brexit and the voluntary sector – This page contains the latest information for charities on issues including individuals, the economy, funding, employing EU nationals, and volunteering.
  • NCVO Road Ahead 2020 – In its annual horizon scanning analysis for the charity sector, NCVO looks at some of the implications of Brexit and the wider context.
  • Brexit Civil Society Alliance – This is a group of civil society organisations working together to ensure their voices are heard in the Brexit process. It provides regular bulletins, briefings and blogs on parliamentary processes and issues arising related to Brexit.
  • The Institute for Government – The thinktank publishes regular blogs and reports on the politics and processes of Brexit.
  • The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – This page contains a range of resources and signposts for Scottish charities.
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office – The information regulator has a suite of guidance and materials to help organisations prepare for future changes.

Many of the resources produced to help charities prepare for a no-deal remain useful starting points in determining what the key issues are, although parts of them are no longer relevant:

  • NCVO published guidance on preparing for no-deal Brexit
  • Produced before the General Election, this parliamentary briefing gives an overview on the variety of opinions on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which would succeed European Structural Funds.
  • The Wales Civil Society Forum prepared a no-deal Brexit guide for charities in Wales. 

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