Our user-friendly system provides you with online guidance throughout completion of the form. Once you have completed the first six screens, depending on your type of governing document, you will receive an application reference number. When you have received this number you can save the form at any time and come back to it another time if you wish. Before you begin the online registration application process we recommend you should
Before you apply to register a new charity, you must read our public benefit guidance. This will explain how your application should demonstrate that your organisation's aims are charitable for the public benefit. It cannot have some aims which are charitable and others which are not. Our guidance on charitable purposes sets out which aims ('purposes') are considered to be charitable and why.
We are required to make available for public inspection copies of the trusts of any registered charity that have been supplied to us. This is usually done by supplying a copy of the governing document. Therefore any personal details that have not been redacted (blanked out) will be available to the public to view.
Please note that the public register of charities only displays the names of trustees and not addresses.
Apply to register a charity
Once you are ready you can complete and submit your online registration application.
Please note that you must attach your governing document and signed trustee declaration as PDF files before you can submit your application. When you complete your online application a trustee declaration will be generated automatically for the trustees to sign, however if you would like to have a declaration completed prior to starting the application please download our manual declaration.
Remember, once you have received your reference number you can save and return to your application at any time before you click the Submit button.
You can also complete and submit an electronic version in Welsh here.