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When two or more charities choose to join as one organisation or group, this is called merging or amalgamating.

Merging with another organisation is different to winding up your charity. It is also different to charities working together but staying legally separate, or charities reporting to the ACNC as a group.

Charities may choose to merge because they:

  • think that it would benefit the groups of people they help
  • have the same or similar purposes, cultures and values
  • conduct the same or similar activities
  • already work together
  • want to share resources and funding, or
  • think that they would be more effective if they worked together.

See our guidance about merging your charity.