Charity Commission

0300 066 9197 (10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday)

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Very comprehensive website with information how to set up a charity, legal guidance, and a database of all registered charities. Also has specialist guidance section specifically aimed at small groups wanting to become charities.

The Charity Commission is now part of the GOV.uk site, which can make it difficult to search for the information you need. They advise you to:



  • always include ‘charity commission’ in your search terms, eg ‘report serious incident charity commission’

  • enter your search term, then select ‘Charity Commission’ from the drop down list of ‘Organisations’ on the search results page


Some specific guidance you may find useful: