New Charity Applications (or existing charities without a CHY number but have existed prior to 16/10/2014)

(Section 39 of the Charities Act 2009) 

NB: If you are a school or an existing charity with a CHY number prior to 16/10/2014, this section does not apply to you. Please refer to our guidance page and refer to the section that most applies to you here.


Requirements for Applications


Please be aware that there are certain requirements that must be met when making an application for charitable status. Please click on the button below which will help you prepare your governing document for submission.

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Application Process

Please view our step by step user-guide for all the information you need on how to make an application and the details which will be requested from you. Please note that the application process is done online and the user-guide below will outline exactly what's involved. If you have any further questions about the online process, please contact us here. If you are unsure on whether you need to register with us please visit our "Thinking of becoming a Charity?" page here

There are three main steps to making an application

1) Apply for a charity account - Click the apply button below to apply for a charity account. You will be asked to fill out a short form which requests basic information about your organisation. After which you will be sent a letter stating your unique PIN number which will allow you to sign up to our website and create your charity account. 

2) Create Account. - Once you have received our letter, you must visit our website and click of the "Create" button which is located in the centre of our page or under the "Charities" option and then the "Getting Started" option. You enter your PIN and it will ask you to create a username and password. Your username will be the email address which we will use to correspond with you.

3) Log In - Using your username and password you must log into your account. You will need to complete the various pieces of information requested and upload various documents. Once you have completed all your details you must select the "submit application" button on the top of the screen for your application to be deemed submitted.

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