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Company Formation

Charity Commission Registration

Registration of a Charity with Charity Commission

Charities exist to benefit the public and are run by Trustees who are independent and do not usually personally benefit from the Charity.

Legal requirement

By law, if you set up a charity you must apply to register it with the Charity Commission if certain conditions are met. A Charitable organisation must have a purpose and must be able to demonstrate its public benefit leaning.

Documents required for registration

When you apply you’ll be asked:

  • About your charity’s charitable purposes;
  • How you run your charity for public benefit;
  • for proof that your charity’s annual income is above £5,000.

You’ll also need to give your charity’s:

  • Name; Bank or building society details; Most recent accounts; Contact details, including a postal address; Trustees’ names, dates of birth and contact details; A copy of your charity’s governing document

How can we help?

  • Our expert can help you to put in place the relevant governing document
  • Register your charity with Charity Commission or Companies House


Registration & Governing Document
Registration only