Publication scheme

Charity Commission guidance, publications and information.

This scheme lists links to Charity Commission guidance and public information about who we are, what we spend and what we achieve.

Schemes and orders

We publish some orders, schemes and official warnings. These are usually issued when charities are not running effectively.

Through this site people can also make representations following the publication of a draft scheme or order. Representations can be made by an advocate or person acting on the applicant’s behalf, but we may ask for written confirmation of this.


We publish a range of guidance to help trustees set up and run charities.

Charity Commission guidance

The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance.

Corporate information

Our policy is to publish as much information as we can, especially where the information would have a broad public interest.

Information that we consider to be sensitive includes certain types of commercial or personal information, or information about security matters or which comprises legal advice.

In addition to the guidance listed above we publish:

Who we are and what we do

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Get a hard copy of the Charities Act from The Stationery Office (TSO) online bookshop.

Who we work with

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What we spend and how we spend it

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What our priorities are and how we are doing

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How we make decisions

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Our policy and procedures

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Lists and registers

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For copies of charities’ governing documents (such as trust deed, constitution or memorandum and articles of association) or certificates of incorporation of the charity trustees, contact us.

These documents are provided as supplied, so the commission cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or accept responsibilities for the consequences of any person relying on it as an accurate statement of a charity’s trusts.