Guidance for charities governed by Royal Charter, or seeking Charter status.
Guidance from the Charity Commission with input from the Privy Council Office (PCO).
Charities with a Royal Charter or those seeking Charter status need to involve the commission and/or the PCO to:
- apply for a Royal Charter
- amend a governing document
- merge with another charity
- get regulatory advice or authority
This guidance explains when and how to approach the commission and PCO to enable them to handle applications efficiently.