Tell the Charity Commission if your charity’s governing document has changed or ask for consent if your charity needs it.

You’ll need a PDF of:

  • the decision (‘resolution’) by your trustees or members to change your charity’s governing document
  • your new governing document if you are a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)

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Before you start

Read the guidance on how to make changes to your charity’s governing document.

You can’t change your charity’s governing document online if your charity is exempt. You need to contact your principal regulator instead.

Contact the Charity Commission if you don’t know who your principal regulator is.

You will also need to contact the Charity Commission if your charity is exempt and your governing document says you need permission from them to change it.