1. Name The name of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“The CIO”) is the Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting (CCRS).
  2. National location of principal office The principal office of the CIO is in England.
  3. Objects The objects of the CIO are:
    1. To encourage proficiency in target shooting among members of the Cadet Forces and thereby prepare them to
      play their part in the defence of the realm in either the Regular orAuxiliary Forces of the Crown;
    2. To inculcate principles of good citizenship, loyalty, discipline and a sense of responsibility among members of
      the Cadet Forces through the demands made by shooting for their teamsor units;
    3. To provide assistance to pupils at schools and to others undergoing service in voluntary youth organisations,
      with specialist facilities and training designed to improve the physicaleducation and development of such persons
      as well as the development and occupation of their minds. Nothing in this constitution shall authorise an application
      of the property of the ClO for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and
      TrusteeInvestment (Scotland) Act 2005 or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.
  4. TrusteesIn this constitution “charity trustees” means those elected or appointed to govern the CIO and shall include
    the Governing Officers and other charity trustees of the CIO specified in clauses24 and 25.
  5. Powers The ClO has power to do anything which is calculated to further its objects or is conducive or incidental to doing
    so. In particular, the ClO’s powers include power to:

    1. promote and organise competitions in all shooting disciplines, including overseas tours by representative teams, and to institute and award prizes;
    2. promote high standards of safety in all shooting disciplines;
    3. raise funds. In doing so, the CIO must not undertake any substantial permanent trading activity and must comply with any relevant statutory regulations;
    4. borrow money and to charge the whole or any part of the property belonging to the CIO as security for repayment of the money borrowed. The CIO must comply as appropriate withsections 124 and 125 of the Charities Act 2011 if it wishes to mortgage land; Final as approved by CC Page 1 of 18
    5. buy, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and to maintain and equip it for use;
    6. sell, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the property belonging to the CIO. In exercising this power, the
      CIO must comply as appropriate with sections 117 and 119123 ofthe Charities Act 2011;
    7. employ and remunerate such staff as are necessary for carrying out the work of the ClO. The CIO may employ or
      remunerate a charity trustee only to the extent that it is permitted todo so by clause 7 (Benefits and payments to
      charity trustees and connected persons) and provided it complies with the conditions of those clauses;
    8. deposit or invest funds, employ a professional fundmanager, and arrange for the investments or other property of the CIO to be held in the name of a nominee, in the same mannerand subject to the same conditions as the trustees of a trust are permitted to do by the Trustee Act 2000;
    9. cooperate with other charities, voluntary bodies, industry and commerce and statutory authorities; and to exchange information and advice with them;
    10. establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions (whether incorporated or not) formed for any of the charitable purposes included in the Objects;
    11. acquire, merge with or enter into any partnership or joint venture arrangement with any other charity (whether incorporated or not) whose objects are the same as or similar to any ofthe Objects;
    12. set aside income as a reserve against future expenditure but only in accordance with a written policy about reserves.