Decision made by the Charity Commission on 7 March 2003.
The commission considered an application from Guidestar UK for registration as a charity. The organisation provided an online database of charities in the UK. The commission concluded that Guidestar UK was established for the exclusively charitable purpose of promoting the voluntary sector for public benefit and could be registered as a charity.
This decision is significant because the commission needed to consider analogies with good citizenship and the promotion of the voluntary sector.