Who can help you to register as a Charity?
The Charity Commission was set up in to assist organisations wishing to register as a charity in England and Wales.
What is a Registered Charity?
It is an organisation that:
- has been set up to benefit the public or a substantial section of it
- has been accepted as charitable by the Charity Commission and formally registered with it
- sends information to the Commission annually or as requested
Useful information from the Charity Commission to help with Registering as a Charity
- Registration pack - all the forms you need to register as a charity
- CC3 - Responsibilities of Charity Trustees - information relating to about being a trustee
- CC21 - Registering as a Charity - explains what a charity is, how it is set up, when you need to register and how you can become registered
- CC22 - Choosing and preparing a governing document - gives guidance on the different types of constitution
- CC60 - Hallmarks of a well-run charity - this is what the Charity Commission expects from a well run charity
How to register as a charity
You'll need to provide the following information in the application:
- your charity's name
- names and addresses of your trustees
- a governing document
- proof that its yearly income will be more than £5,000 (e.g. bank statements or formal funding offer)
- proof that your charity is only going to do charitable work
- proof that your charity will provide public benefit
Main features of a charity (62.50 KB)
List of charitable purposes (65.50 KB)
For further information and support visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission