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The home of The Charity Commission on GOV.UK. We register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.
Search the charity register to find details of registered charities in England and Wales including contact information, activities, latest financial reports and current trustees.
Log in to the Charity Commission's online services, get a new password for your charity, and other services for charities.
Charities registered in England or Wales must send an annual return to the Charity Commission or report their income and spending every year.
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
You must send an annual return if your charity’s income is more than £10,000. All charities must keep their registered details up to date.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into The Captain Tom Foundation, after identifying concerns about the charity’s management, including about the charity’s independence from the family of the late Captain…
Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Muffin Pug Rescue, over concerns about potential misconduct and/or mismanagement at the charity.
How to set up a charity: find trustees, choose a name and structure, create a governing document, meet the public benefit requirement, register your charity.
Decide whether to set up a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust.
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
What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.
How to take a complaint about a charity further, including what you can complain about and reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission, Fundraising Standards Board and Advertising Standards Authority
Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust. Print and complete these by hand.
How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.
What to do to protect people who come into contact with your charity through its work from abuse or mistreatment of any kind.
The Charity Commission is today announcing a statutory inquiry into serious governance concerns identified at Care4Calais
Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.
Use our online service to keep your charity’s information and contact details up-to-date with the Charity Commission.
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