The Charity Commission

Latest from The Charity Commission

  1. New Charity Inquiry: CWM Harry Land Trust Limited
  2. Register of merged charities
  3. Baroness Tina Stowell speech at annual public meeting

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What The Charity Commission does

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.

Read more about what we do


Research and statistics

  1. Charity register statistics
  2. Trust in Charities 2018
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Our management

Helen Stephenson CBE
Helen Stephenson CBE
Chief Executive Officer, Charity Commission, Board member
Baroness  Stowell of Beeston MBE

The Rt Hon

Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE
Chair, Charity Commission
Aarti Thakor
Director of Legal Services
Sarah Atkinson
Director of Policy, Planning and Communications
Helen Earner
Director of Operations
David Jones
Director of Corporate Services
Michelle Russell
Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement
Mike Ashley
Non-Executive Member of the Charity Commission Board
Laurie Benson
Board member
Tony Cohen
Board member
Kenneth Dibble
Board member
Nina Hingorani-Crain
Board member
Paul Martin CBE
Board member
Catherine Quinn
Board member
Ian Karet
Board member

Contact Charity Commission

Contact Centre

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

0300 066 9197

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

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.

Enquiry form

We can only respond to an enquiry when the Charity Commission has to be involved.

Report a serious incident in your charity

Charity trustees 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

  1. Working for Charity Commission
  2. Jobs

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