Setting up and running a charity – collection

Accruals accounts packs (CC17 and CC39) - SORP 2005

Templates to help non-company charities with incomes of less than £500,000 prepare their trustees' annual report and accruals accounts in accordance with SORP 2005.

Please note these packs cannot be used for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.


Spreadsheet workbooks have been prepared using Microsoft Excel 2003 and saved in an Excel format that has been successfully operated with Microsoft Excel 97 and OpenOffice.

MS Word documents have been prepared with Microsoft Word 2003 and saved in a format that has been successfully operated with Microsoft Word 97 and OpenOffice.

The MS Word files and workbooks (and all the worksheets they contain) are provided to assist charities in complying with SORP.

While the Charity Commission has endeavoured to provide the MS Word files and workbooks in formats which will be generally usable with the above software, there may be various reasons why the files will not work on specific software (eg various add-ins have not been loaded). Accordingly, the commission does not guarantee that the formats provided will always work.

The commission has endeavoured to ensure that the provided files do not contain programmes which are likely to interfere with the running of the recipient’s computer. However the user downloading the MS Word files or workbooks does so at his/her own risk and the commission cannot accept liability for any damage or loss to the property of the user howsoever caused.

To the full extent allowed by law the commission makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties that the MS Word files and workbook’s contents are free of defects, of satisfactory quality, fit for a particular purpose or non-infringing.

The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, and performance of the MS Word files and/or workbooks is with the user of the workbook. Should any part of the MS Word file(s) or workbook(s) prove defective in any respect, the user (not the initial writer or any other contributor) assumes the cost of any necessary servicing, repair or correction.

This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of the users agreement in downloading and using these MS Word files and/or workbooks. No use of any of the MS Word files or workbook is authorised hereunder except under this disclaimer.

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