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The Charity Commission (Charity Commission)
Log in to the Charity Commission's online services, get a new password for your charity, and other services for charities.
You must send an annual return or tell us your income and spending every year if your charity is registered in England or Wales.
Guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Decide whether to set up a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a charitable company or an unincorporated association or trust.
Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.
Models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust.
What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.
How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.
The recruitment, appointment and induction process for new charity trustees and how to set a framework for recruitment.
Guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents: how to spot them and how to report.
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 register your charity once it has been set up, what you need before you start your application and what happens after you apply.
Use our online service to keep your charity’s information and contact details up-to-date with the Charity Commission.
How to decide what your charity’s purposes are and write them in the ‘objects’ clause of your governing document.
This guide outlines what the law in England and Wales says a charity is.
Before you start to set up a charity make sure that you know it is the best option for what you want to do.
How to get the right people with the right skills on your charity's trustee board.
Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.
Charity trustees must 'have regard' to the Charity Commission's public benefit guidance when carrying out activities to which it's relevant.
What to put in your trustees' annual report, depending on your charity's income and the value of its assets.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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