Registered charity is an organization established and operated for charitable purposes, and must devote its resources to charitable activities. The charitable organizations that have an income of more than £5,000, and for whom the law of England and Wales applies, must register with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, unless they are an “exempt” or “excepted” charity.

  • Charities registration is must because States require registration in order to disclose pertinent information regarding a charitable organization so its citizens are protected and properly informed.
  • The purpose of registered charities is to operate exclusively for charitable purposes
    • Relief of poverty
    • Advancement of education
    • Advancement of religion
    • Purposes beneficial to the community
  • Charitable organizations must register themselves with the charity commission of England and Wales to serve for charity purpose.
  • Registered charities must have charitable registration number approved by charity commission of England and Wales to operate.
  • A registered charity cannot use its income for personal benefit provided to its members.
  • Registered charities are exempted from paying income tax.
  • Setting up a registered charity in the UK can appear to be an overwhelming task.
  • Charities in the UK are some of the most heavily regulated in the world.
  • There are benefits to being a registered charity:  you will receive an official charity number and be listed in the Charity Commissions public register of charities. This can help with fundraising – the charity number adds authority to your cause and some funders will only speak with registered charities.
  • Being a registered charity comes with some annual reporting requirements to the Charity Commission, exactly what is involved depends on income.
  • At the lowest level (£5K-10K) it is just submitting income and expenditure figures and keeping trustee details up to date but If your income is over £25,000 you will have to submit accounts
  • We at Asma Accountants, assist our clients wishing charities registration in England and Wales (with the Charity Commission).
  • Our Charities Registration Service is designed to make the process of registering as a charity as simple as possible:
    • It will be the quickest and easiest way to register as a charity.
    • We will take most of the work and all worry, away from you
  • We have successfully set up many organizations and then registered as a charity.
  • We can advise you on the most appropriate type of legal entity which you require to set up a charity. There are 4 options and you have to choose one to set up:-
    • A trust.
    • An unincorporated body (association).
    • A company limited by guarantee.

A charitable incorporated association