The Charity Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales and maintain the charity register, The body is an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament.
As registrar, they are responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date register of charities. This includes deciding whether organisations are charitable and should be registered. We also remove charities that are not considered to be charitable, no longer exist or do not operate. The CC exists to ensure that charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society.
The CC’s ‘Purpose’ will inform everything that they do and how they approach their work. The 5 strategic objectives are:
- holding charities to account
- dealing with wrongdoing and harm
- informing public choice
- giving charities the understanding and tools they need to succeed
- keeping charity relevant for today’s world
Registered charities are listed in the CC Registry and information can be obtained on the charity name, activities (objectives), area of operation, details of Trustees, annual reports, contact details and financial summary.
Full details about the work of The Charity Commission for England & Wales can be viewed on their website.