The Charity Commission (Charity Commission)
Search the charity register to find details of registered charities in England and Wales including contact information, activities, latest financial reports and current trustees.
You must send an annual return if your charity’s income is more than £10,000.
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
Change your charity's details with the Charity Commission online
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
Set up a charity - find trustees, choose a structure, choose a name,
Tax exemptions and reliefs for charities - apply for recognition by HMRC as a charity, reclaim tax on Gift Aid, profits and expenditure
How to prepare the right annual accounts for your charity's structure and income
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
Trustees of charities in England and Wales should complete and sign this form to confirm their eligibility to be a trustee.
Accounting templates (PDF and MS Excel) for non-company charities with gross income of £250,000 or less which can prepare receipts and payments accounts.
How to tell HMRC and the Charity Commission about changes to a charity's contact and address details
A pro-forma charity trustees' annual report, primarily designed for smaller charities that do not need to have their accounts audited.
Remove your charity from the charities register after you've closed (or 'dissolved') it.
Use this template when independently examining charity accounts.
Accounting templates (PDF and MS Excel) for completing a charity's accruals accounts by charitable activity for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.
A pro-forma charity trustees' annual report.
Accounting templates (PDF and MS Excel) for completing a charitable company's accounts by charitable activity for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.
Accounting templates (PDF and MS Excel) for completing a charity's accruals accounts by charitable activity.
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