The application form must be completed on-line from the “Start or continue a charity registration application” button at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-register-your-charity-cc21b.

The information required can be gleaned from the Charity Commission’s guidance, but the form does not appear to be available in a downloadable form, so applicants are unable to prepare a draft off-line.

This is an anonymised copy of a form completed on 18 August 2017, which might help applicants to prepare for making an application on-line.  Some of the question are dependent on previous answers, so this example shows some question that are specific to the application and does not show all the question that might be asked.

When the on-line application has been completed, the Charity Commission will respond by email with a PDF copy of the form as completed.

 

 

 

Apply to register a charity

 

Organisation names

 

Main name

 

Other name or acronym

 

Application number

(Inserted automatically)

 

Submission date

(Inserted automatically)

 

 

Special circumstances

 

If we decide to register the organisation some of the information you have given in this form will be made publicly available in accordance with section 38(1) of the Charities Act 2011.

 

This form shows the information you have entered through the Charity Commission Online Application for Registration.

 

Your contact for this application

 

Your current contact is an

 

(Multiple choice)

 

Role

 

Name

 

Telephone number

 

Email address

 

Governing document

 

A governing document sets out a charity's rules; it's the key legal document that says what it is and how it will be run. Different charities have different governing documents.

Select the organisation's governing document type:

 

Has the governing document been issued by an organisation or umbrella body (often referred to as an approved governing document)?

 

(attach constitution)

 

Replacement

 

Are you replacing an existing registered charity?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Charity name

 

The organisation's name:

 

Is the organisation known by any other names?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Do any of the organisation's names contain acronyms, initials, made-up or non-English language words?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Do any names contain words that require consent from another body?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Structure and purposes

 

Organisation's governing document:

 

Enter the organisation's purposes (also known as 'objects') exactly as they are written in its governing document.

 

(Insert copy of objects.)

 

Classification: What

 

Every charity on the Register of Charities has a classification. This is so that potential donors, beneficiaries and others who search the register can find types of charities they are interested in.

 

Our charity classification uses four headings. These describe WHAT a charity is set up to achieve, HOW it achieves it, WHO it helps and WHERE it operates.

 

Choose classifications that reflect your charity's purposes and how you currently achieve them.

 

What is the organisation set up to achieve? (select all that apply)

 

(Multiple choice)

eg

General charitable purposes

Religion

Christianity

 

Please specify

 

(Multiple choice)

eg

Human rights/ Religious or racial harmony/ Equality or diversity

Religious harmony

Classification: How

How does the organisation achieve it? (select all that apply)

 

(Multiple choice)

eg

Makes grants to organisations

Provides other finance

Provides buildings/facilities/open space

 

Religion

 

(Multiple choice)

eg

Place of worship

Generally advancing the religion

Educating people about the religion

Pastoral care, outreach

Interfaith activities

 

Classification: Who

 

Who does the organisation help? (select all that apply)

(Multiple choice)

eg

The general public/ Mankind

People living in a specified geographical area

 

Religion

(Multiple choice)

eg

Adherents of a specified religion

 

Where

 

Where does the organisation operate? (select all that apply)

 

(Multiple choice)

 

Does the organisation operate in England?

(Yes/No)

 

Does the organisation operate in Wales?

(Yes/No)

 

Carrying out the purpose

 

The organisation's purposes are:

 

Explain how the organisation carries out its purposes:

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the attached business plan.)

 

Attach any document (such as a business plan) which sets out how the organisation carries out its purposes:

 

Benefits

 

What are the benefits of the organisation's purposes?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Attach any document which shows how the organisation provides benefit:

 

Who can benefit from the organisation's purposes?

 

What criteria do the trustees use to decide who the organisation benefits or what work it does or supports?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Attach any document which explains how these decisions are made:

 

Grant making

 

What criteria will the organisation use to select individuals or organisations to receive grants?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Attach any document which explains this, such as a grant making policy:

 

Membership

 

Do people or organisations have to be members of the organisation to benefit from its purpose?

 

(Yes/No)

 

What benefits do members get?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Why are those benefits limited to the members?

 

(Insert information, eg, It is the purpose for which the CIO is to be established.   or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Who can be a member?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Is there a limit on membership numbers?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Does the organisation provide public facilities or services as a way of carrying out its purpose?

(Yes/No)

 

What sort of facility or service does it provide?

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

When can the public access the facility or service?

 

(Insert information or, eg, It depends on the circumstances.)

 

Are there any restrictions on who can have access?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Are there any restrictions on what people can have access to?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Fees and charges

 

Does the organisation charge people to be a member or to access its services or facilities?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Tell us about the tenets of faith which the organisation advances. This may be explained in your governing document.

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached and the aims.)

 

Tell us about any moral or ethical framework that is promoted by the religion the organisation is set up to advance.

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Tell us specifically how the organisation advances religion.

 

Property

 

Does the organisation have use of land or property?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Who is the main contact for this application?

 

In what capacity are you submitting the application? (select one)

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

Is the contact for this application an individual or an organisation?

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

Title

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

First name(s)

 

Surname

 

Suffix (e.g. M.A.)

 

Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

 

Organisation contact

 

Please enter details of the contact for the organisation as a whole

Position in the organisation

(eg trustee.)

 

Is the contact for this organisation an individual or an organisation?

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

Title

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

First name(s)

 

Surname

 

Suffix (e.g. M.A.)

 

Display name

 

Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

 

Postcode

 

Address line 1

 

Address line 2

 

Telephone number

 

Email address

 

Organisation details

 

Please provide the organisation's public address

 

Postcode

 

Address line 1

Address line 2

 

Organisation website

 

Organisation email address for public display

 

Organisation email address for commission use only

 

Does the organisation operate from this address?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Other regulators

 

Are you registered with any of the following regulators? (select all that apply)

 

Do you have a gift aid number from HMRC?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Income and bank details

Please attach the organisation's latest accounts

 

Estimated gross annual income

 

Year to date income

 

Does the organisation have a bank account?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Funding

 

Next financial year end date (dd/mm/yyyy)

 

Please explain how the organisation is or will be funded in the future (select all that apply)

 

See guidance

 

(Multiple choice.)

 

Please advise who is providing the grants

 

(Insert information or, eg, See the business plan previously attached.)

 

Employment

 

Does or is it likely the organisation will employ:

 

•           a trustee

•           its founder

•           a person related to a trustee

•           a person related to the founder

•           an organisation connected to a trustee

•           an organisation connected to the founder

 

(Yes/No)

 

Goods or services

 

Does or is it likely the organisation will buy goods or services from:

 

•     a trustee

•     its founder

•     a person related to a trustee

•     a person related to the founder

•     an organisation connected to a trustee

•     an organisation connected to the founder

 

(Yes/No)

 

Other personal benefits

 

Are there any close links which the organisation has, or is likely to have, with any other person or body, which might be relevant to the work of the organisation?

 

This would include:

 

•     Any contract or relationship with a value which represents a significant proportion of the organisation’s income or expenditure;

•     Any directorship, trusteeship, shareholding, membership interest or partnership held by the organisation or by any of the trustees;

•     Any position of political or public authority held by any of the trustees;

•     Any other arrangement or circumstance which might give rise to a conflict of interest for one or more of the trustees.

 

(Yes/No)

 

Connections

 

Is the organisation linked to, or has it been established by a non-charitable organisation?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Attached documents

 

1.         Governing Document

2.         Purpose

3.         Trustee Declaration

 

Data protection

 

Any information you give us will be held securely and processed only in accordance with the rules on data protection. We will not disclose your personal details to anyone unconnected to the Charity Commission unless:

 

•     you have consented to their release; or

•     we are legally obliged to disclose them; or

•     we regard disclosure as either (a) necessary so that we can properly carry out our statutory functions or (b) necessary in the public interest.

 

We may share and disclose information about you with relevant public authorities, regulatory bodies and agencies, outside the Charity Commission but only if:

 

•     we can lawfully do so; and

•     we decide that disclosure is necessary for national security, crime detection, prevention, and law enforcement, or other issues in the public interest

 

Information we collect about you

 

We will use this information:

 

To enable us to carry out our statutory functions and duties;

This will include the following actions:

 

(a)        update, consolidate, and improve the accuracy of our records;

(b)       undertake crime detection and prevention and law enforcement and assist the third parties specified above to investigate or prevent crime and carry out law enforcement;

(c)        data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes Information we receive from other sources.

 

Information we receive from other sources

 

We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

 

We will ensure that any such disclosure and use is proportionate; considers your right to respect for your private life; and is done fairly and lawfully in accordance with the data protection principles of the Data Protection Act.

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the use of 'personal data', which is essentially any information, however stored, about identifiable living individuals. As a 'data controller' under the Act, the Charity Commission must comply with it.

 

Any changes we may make to our privacy statement in the future will be set out in the replacement version of this form. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

 

Managing risks

 

Does the organisation work with children or vulnerable people?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Trustee numbers

 

How many trustees does the organisation currently have? (total)

 

What is the minimum number of trustees the organisation's governing document says it must have?

 

Trustees

 

Add details for each trustee separately

 

Trustee details

 

(The on-line form required the details of each trustee to be entered individually.  There is no facility to upload a document with the required information.)

 

Individual Trustee

 

Title:

 

Specify title:

 

First name:

 

Middle name:

 

Last name:

 

Suffix (e.g. M.A.):

 

Display name:

 

Has this trustee ever been known by a different name?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Please provide all names this trustee has been known as previously: 

 

Trustee is a chair: (This is generated automatically if the appropriate box has been ticked.)

 

Is this trustee a trustee of another registered charity?

 

(Yes/No)

 

What is the registered number?

 

What is the registered name?

 

Are there any special circumstances that require this trustee's name to be kept off the public register?

 

(Yes/No)

 

 

Trustee details

 

Attach your completed and signed trustee declaration. If you do not have one you can download one.

 

 SKM_C36816121915480.pdf

 

You need to confirm that the details provided in this section are correct

 

 I confirm that all details provided in this section are correct

 

Declaration

 

Do you want to attach any supplementary documentation?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Is there any additional information that the Charity Commission should take into account?

 

(Yes/No)

 

Submitting your application for charity registration

 

 I certify that:

 

•     all information provided has been checked by the trustees and is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge

•     all trustees agree to this submission and have read and accept the commission's privacy terms

 

Application reference number

 

Your application reference number is: (Generated automatically.)

 

Please quote this in all correspondence.