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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.
Access to our online services has changed. Set up or sign into your new My Charity Commission Account.
How to set up and use your new 'Charity Commission Account' to access online services on behalf of your 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
Charities registered in England or Wales must send an annual return to the Charity Commission or report their income and spending every year.
Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.
How to set up and use your new 'Charity Commission Account' and manage other users’ access and permissions.
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.
The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry to investigate serious concerns over the misuse of charity premises.
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
Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust.
Find out about the rules you must follow to govern your charity.
What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.
What to do to protect people who come into contact with your charity through its work from abuse or mistreatment of any kind.
How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.
David Holdsworth takes up role in July
Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.
Find out what procedures you need to follow to resign as a charity trustee or remove a trustee from the board.
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