Charities, volunteering and honours


  1. Search the charity register

    Search the charity register to find details of registered charities in England and Wales including contact information, activities, latest financial reports and current trustees.

  2. Apply for a veterans badge or a medal

    How to apply for a medal or veterans badge - who can apply, application forms, contact details, how long it takes, replacement military medals or badges

  3. Tell the Charity Commission about a change to your charity

    Change your charity's details with the Charity Commission online

  4. Send a charity's annual return

    You must send an annual return if your charity’s income is more than £10,000. All charities must keep their registered details up to date.

  5. Set up a 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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees
  2. Gift Aid: what donations charities and CASCs can claim on
  3. Check if a new charity is the best option
  4. Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme: how to claim top-up payments
  5. Report serious wrongdoing at a charity as a worker or volunteer
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News and communications

  1. Interim Managers appointed to Achiezer Association Limited and Achiezer
  2. Commission appoints interim manager to education charity
  3. Regulator announces statutory inquiry into housing charity
  4. Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)
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Research and statistics

  1. Public Appointments: Annual Report for Northern Ireland, 2016/17
  2. Community Life Survey 2017-18
  3. Taking Part 2014/15: "Focus On..." reports
  4. DCMS Community Life Survey: Ad-hoc statistical releases
  5. Taking Part 2017/18: quarter 4 statistical release
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Increases to charities’ small trading exemption limits
  2. Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme changes
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Final report of Charity Commission safeguarding taskforce
  2. Charity Commission Strategy 2018-2023
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