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The Charity Commission (Charity Commission)

  1. The Charity Commission

    The home of The Charity Commission on GOV.UK.

  2. Search the charity register

    Search the charity register to find details of registered charities in England and Wales including contact information, activities, latest financial reports and current trustees.

  3. Online services for charities

    Log in to the Charity Commission's online services, get a new password for your charity, and other services for charities.

  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

    Guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  5. Prepare a charity annual return

    You must send an annual return or tell us your income and spending every year if your charity is registered in England or Wales.

  6. Set up a charity

    To start a charity you need trustees, to choose a business structure, decide suitable charitable purposes and you may have to register with the Charity Commission

  7. Alert for charities - the importance of transparent and accountable governance

    This alert has been issued to leaders of large or complex, service-providing charities to highlight the importance of transparent and accountable governance.

  8. Set up a charity: step by step

    Set up a charity - find trustees, choose a structure, choose a name,

  9. Charity types: how to choose a structure (CC22a)

    Decide whether to set up a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust.

  10. Charity Commission guidance

    Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.

  11. Claiming Gift Aid as a charity or CASC

    What Gift Aid is, who can claim, what donations are eligible for Gift Aid, Gift Aid declarations for your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC), how to claim

  12. RNIB failures led to some children in the charity’s care being harmed, says watchdog

    Charity Commission investigation finds serious mismanagement at the charity exposed some children in the charity’s care to harm and others to undue risk

  13. Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People and RNIB Charity

    Charity Commission Inquiry into The Royal National Institute of Blind People (registered charity 226227) and RNIB Charity (registered charity 1156629)

  14. Send a charity's annual return

    You must send an annual return if your charity’s income is more than £10,000.

  15. The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

    What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

  16. How to write your charity's governing document (CC22b)

    How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.

  17. Setting up a charity: model governing documents

    Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust.

  18. Charity regulator issues Official Warning to Islamic Centre of England Ltd

    Warning follows trustees’ failure to comply with regulatory advice over events

  19. Christ Church Oxford - mediation required by charity regulator

    The Charity Commission has told both sides in the dispute to enter talks

  20. How to update your charity's details

    Use our online service to keep your charity’s information and contact details up-to-date with the Charity Commission.