Excepted charities

Guidance for excepted churches, schools, Scout and Guide groups, and armed forces charities.

Applies to England and Wales



Some charities are ‘excepted’ from charity registration. They don’t have to register or submit annual returns to the Charity Commission. Apart from that, the commission regulates them just like registered charities.

This guidance explains which charities are excepted and gives points of contact and links to relevant legislation.

Published 11 June 2014