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Welcome to the Register of Charities

The Register of Charities holds details of organisations that have been recognised as charitable in law; and

  • hold most of their assets in England and/or Wales, or
  • have all or the majority of their trustees normally resident in England and/or Wales, or
  • are companies incorporated in England or Wales.

The Register is maintained from information supplied by charities and provides key facts and figures about their work and finances. The entries for larger charities with income over £500,000 include a financial profile.

It also displays details of those responsible for taking forward the charity's work (trustees) and records whether charities above the reporting threshold have filed their Annual Return, Trustees' Report and accounts.


Charities that are not required to register

Some charities which are very small or for which the Charity Commission is not the main regulator, are currently excluded from the need to register. For further information on charities that do not appear on the Register see charities that don’t have to register.


What's available?

Search for charities. Use the quick search at the top of the screen if you know the name or number or use the advanced search with other criteria to find the charity you want then view its profile.



View sector figures graphically. See the sector broken down by income size or main income source. You can tailor the information by adding and removing categories.



Top 10’s. See the top ten charities by income, spending and other criteria. Compare the financial information of charities in the top 10 lists.

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