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  • Setting up a charity

    This guide explains what a charity isand how to set one up. Find out how to choose a name, decide how your charity will be set up and run andfind trustees. Part 1 About charitiesFind out what it

  • Managing growth

    If your charity is growing, you may be concerned about having the resources to continue supporting your beneficiaries. Understanding why your charity is growing and putting a plan in place can help yo

  • Staying small

    Small charities can achieve great things, but their needs, challenges and legal requirements are often different to larger charities. Find out how to set up and run a small charity, and what to do if

  • As your charity grows

    Find out what to do as your charity grows, including managing growth and making changes to its aims and structure.

  • Changing what your charity does

    Charities are set up with particular aims and objectives. Trustees must make sure all the charitys activities are within the charitable aims and powers (the things trustees are allowed to do) stated

  • Registering your charity

    This guide explains when and how to register your charity once you have set it up. Part 1 When to registerFind out when you should apply to register and which types of charity can't register with u

  • Meetings and voting

    Meetings are usually the main way you make decisions about running your charity. Find out how to organise and run your charitys meetings effectively. Rules for holding meetings Your charitys governi

  • Disagreements and disputes within charities

    Disagreements between trustees, staff or members can put your charitys funds and users at risk. Find out how to get support to settle a dispute. Why internal disputes are a problem Charity trustees,

  • Resignation or removal of a trustee

    Trustees can choose to retire or they can be removed from the board of a charity, if there is good reason. This is usually straightforward, but there are different rules if the charity is a company. F

  • Being a charity contact

    Charity contacts act on behalf of the trustees to receive all correspondence from us and members of the public. Find out what a charity contact does and how to update your contact details. Types of ch

  • Making decisions

    Making good decisions is one of the most important parts of the trustee role. Some decisions are simple and straightforward, others can be complex or far reaching in their consequences. Making decisio

  • Trustee role

    Find out what being a trustee involves, about payments, expenses andhow trustees resign.

  • Managing volunteers

    Volunteers come from all walks of life and give their time freely. Over half of the charities on the register of charities are run entirely by volunteers. Find out about recruiting and managing volunt

  • Annual returns: how to complete

    By law, you must complete an annual return if your charitys annual income is over 10,000. Smaller charities can also use it to update their details. Use this guide to find out what information you n

  • Keeping charity details up to date

    By law, you have to tell us about changes to your charitys contact and other details. Keeping your charitys details up to date will help people to find out about your charity, contact you or make a

  • When to complete your annual return

    Your charitys trustees are responsible for making sure its annual return is completed on time. If you choose to delegate this task for example, to a member of staff you need to make sure they kno

  • About annual returns

    Over 6 million people search for and find charities details every year on this website. By completing the annual return, you tell potential donors, funders, volunteers and beneficiaries about your ch

  • Reporting on public benefit

    By law, trustees of all registered charities must explain in their annual reports how they have furthered their charity's purposes for the public benefit. This helps people, including funders and bene

  • Trustees' annual report: how to prepare

    All registered charities are expected to produce an annual report that summarises their activities over the past year. Charities that receive more than 25,000 a year are required by law to send their

  • Buying or renting charity property

    Charities can buy or rent property but they must make sure it is in the best interests of the charity. Most charities wont need our approval to do this. Find out when approval from us is necessary an

  • Accounts: which type to prepare

    You said your charity: had an income of more than 250,000 but less than 500,000 in the relevant financial year has total assets worth less than 3.26 million Accruals accounts These accounts must

  • Accounts: which type to prepare

    You said your charity: had an income of more than 25,000 but less than 250,000 in the relevant financial year is not a company Receipts and payments accounts This is a simpler accounting method t

  • Accounts: which type to prepare

    You said that your charity: had an income of more than 500,000 in the relevant financial year, or had an income of more than 250,000 and assets worth more than 3.26 million Accruals accounts The

  • Money and accounts

    Find out about preparing charity accounts, setting a reserves policy, investments and more.

  • Investing charity funds

    You can invest your charitys money, either to provide income for it to spend on its aims or as a way to meet its aims directly. Some ways of investing will do both. Find out how to make investments i

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