Tell the Charity Commission about a change to your charity

Use this service to update your charity’s details, such as the:

  • main or working name for your charity
  • governing document
  • contact details, address or bank account details

If your charity is exempt

You cannot use this service to change your charity’s name or governing document if it’s an exempt charity. Contact your principal regulator instead.

Contact the Charity Commission if either:

  • your governing document says you need their permission for the change
  • you do not know who your principal regulator is

If you’re changing your governing document

Read guidance on changing your charity’s governing document before using this service to check:

  • the rules you need to follow
  • if you need to ask the Charity Commission for permission to make a change

You can also use this service to ask the Charity Commission for permission to make a change, if you need to.

Tell the Charity Commission online

You will need a ‘My Charity Commission Account’ to update your charity’s details. Find out how to request and set up a new account.

If you’re changing your charity’s main name, working name or governing document, you’ll need to upload a PDF of the decision (‘resolution’) to make the change.

You may also need to upload a PDF of your:

  • updated certificate of incorporation from Companies House, if your charity is a company and you’re changing its main name or working name
  • new governing document, if you’re a charitable incorporated organisation

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What you need to know

Contact the Charity Commission if you have a problem using the service.

Charity Commission support
Telephone: 0300 066 9197
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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