Registering charities

Charitable organisations based in England and Wales have to register with us if their income is over £5,000 a year. If you think your organisation may be charitable or you want to set up a new charity, our Start a new charity section has more information about what you need to do.

Charities are accountable to the public, so charities registered with us have to provide certain information about the way in which they operate and how they use their resources. We make this information available online so everyone can see how each charity’s money is used.

To view the information we hold on an individual charity, you can type its name or charity number into the 'Search for a charity' box at the top of every page on this website. You can also use the Register of Charities Advanced Search to find information on particular types of charity according to the details we hold on them.

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