The Charity Commission

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What we do

We register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.

Charity Commission is a non-ministerial department.

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our management

Chief Executive Officer, Charity Commission, Board member
Chair, Charity Commission
Director of Legal and Accountancy Services
Director of Communications and Policy
Director of Regulatory Services
Director of Digital, Data and Technology
Chief Operating Officer
Board member
Board member
Board member
Board member
Board member

Contact Charity Commission

Contact Centre

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We close on Wednesdays between 11:50am and 1pm for staff training.

0300 066 9197

We’re also open on Saturday 28 January from 9am to 1pm to offer support to charities submitting annual returns due by 31 January.

Find out how to get a password or log in to Charity Commission online services

You can write to us at the address below, but you will get a much quicker answer by using the phone.

Charity Commission
PO Box 211
L20 7YX

Enquiry form

Use the enquiry form to contact the Charity Commission in writing.

Complain about a charity

What to do if a charity won't deal with your complaint, or if you suspect illegal activity like terrorism or abuse.

Report a serious incident on behalf of a charity’s trustee body

Charities must report serious incidents to us, and explain how incidents are being dealt with

Find out how to report serious incidents and what to report.


Find out what sort of wrongdoing you can report to the Charity Commission, and how to report it.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

Read our privacy notice about how we process your data when you submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use. Find out About our services.