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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.
Guidance to help you set up and run your charity.
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.
Use our online service to keep your charity’s information and contact details up-to-date with the Charity Commission.
We changed our services in November 2018. Check what you need to do to before you can submit your annual return or update details like contact information.
How to set out your charity's purposes and rules in its governing document, how to start using it and how to change it.
Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.
Guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
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.
What to do to protect people who come into contact with your charity through its work from abuse or mistreatment of any kind.
Before you start to set up a charity make sure that you know it is the best option for what you want to do.
The recruitment, appointment and induction process for new charity trustees and how to set a framework for recruitment.
What to put in your trustees' annual report, depending on your charity's income and the value of its assets.
This guide outlines what the law in England and Wales says a charity is.
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.
Find out how to make sure that your charity’s money is safe, properly used and accounted for.
Tell the Charity Commission if you close a registered charity. You also need to make sure any property or assets are dealt with.
Guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents: how to spot them and how to report.
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