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The home of The Charity Commission on GOV.UK.
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
Guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.
You must send an annual return if your charity’s income is more than £10,000.
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
Decide whether to set up a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust.
What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.
Find out how to make sure that your charity’s money is safe, properly used and accounted for.
Set up a charity - find trustees, choose a structure, choose a name,
Use our online service to keep your charity’s information and contact details up-to-date with the Charity Commission.
How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.
Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust.
What to do to protect people who come into contact with your charity through its work from abuse or mistreatment of any kind.
The recruitment, appointment and induction process for new charity trustees and how to set a framework for recruitment.
Find out about the rules you must follow to govern your charity.
Tax exemptions and reliefs for charities - apply for recognition by HMRC as a charity, reclaim tax on Gift Aid, profits and expenditure
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