You can change your charity’s registered name or working name online.

You need to:

  • check your charity’s governing document to see if you have to follow particular procedures to change your charity’s name
  • apply for an updated certificate of incorporation from Companies House showing your new name if your charity is a company

There’s a different process if you’re a charitable incorporated organisation or Royal Charter charity.

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Before you start

If you’re a charitable incorporated organisation

You’ll need a copy of the resolution agreeing the changes and your updated constitution. Check your governing document for an explanation of these.

Send your documents to the Charity Commission. You must do this within 15 working days of passing the resolution.

If you’re a Royal Charter charity

Read about what you should do if you’re a Royal Charter charity.