Fiscal sponsorship
How to use fiscal sponsors for your XR group

What is a fiscal sponsor?

A fiscal sponsor is a legal entity that holds money on behalf of a project / local group / working group that doesn't have a legal entity. It allows you to focus on fundraising and spending the money without having to worry about setting up and maintaining a legal entity which can be tiresome.

Do I need a fiscal sponsor?

It depends. If you are just collecting a few hundred quids / dollars / euros, you probably don't need one. It's fine to collect that on a rebel's bank account (or better, create a new bank account with multiple signatories).
If you plan to collect thousands, it can become a problem as this will be considered as personal income for which you can be taxed. It may also raise a trust issue within the community. In those cases, it's better to have a legal entity that can hold the money on behalf of the community. It could be an entity that you create yourself with a few other rebels (that will effectively act as a fiscal sponsor for the group), or it could be an existing one that will offer that service for you. We are listing below a few of those entities.

Fiscal hosts that are already hosting XR groups

Legal entity
Hosted XR groups
Open to host more groups?
Terms
Limitations
Fees
Compassionate Revolution Ltd.
XR UK
n/a
MoU
UK
none
yes (apply)
MoU
euro zone
none
yes (apply)
n/a
UK
10%
yes (apply)
ToS
open source projects
10%
(if you know of other fiscal hosts, please edit this page to add them or contact [email protected])
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