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Register of merged charities

A register of charities that have notified the Charity Commission they have merged with or transferred their assets to another charity.

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Register of merged charities - all entries

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The mergers register will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Tell the Charity Commission about a merger if you want to make sure any future legacies can be transferred to your new, merged charity without it having to approve the transfer. Registering a merger is compulsory where a vesting declaration is used. In other cases, it’s voluntary.

If your charity receives or expects significant legacy income, consider registering the merger so that legacies and gifts can be transferred to it. You should take legal advice before deciding to register the merger because some wills say the money must go to someone else if the original charity ceases to exist.

If your charity doesn’t rely on legacy income and you feel it is never likely to receive legacies, then you only need to register the merger if a vesting declaration has been made.

If your charity receives property from another charity or charities, you are responsible for telling us about a merger. You need to tell us:

  • the names of the charities involved in the merger
  • the date of transfer of any property
  • that arrangements have been made for the discharge of any liabilities of the transferor charity or charities
  • about any vesting declaration made
Published 10 May 2013
Last updated 27 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with charity mergers for January, February and March 2020.

  2. Updated with charity mergers for November and December 2019.

  3. Updated with charity mergers for October 2019.

  4. Updated with charity mergers for July, August and September 2019.

  5. Updated with charity mergers for June 2019.

  6. Updated with charity mergers for May 2019.

  7. Updated the register with mergers for January 2019.

  8. Register updated to include December 2018 merged charities.

  9. 30 September 2014 update

  10. First published.