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Registering a charity? What’s the point?

So, you’ve started a charity, what do you do now? Well, the answer is get it registered!! When registering a charity you have two choices depending how much money you have: Firstly, if you have £5000 then you can get registered with the Charity Commission and get that all important registered charity number. A lot of donors […]

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How much money do I need to start a charity?

Well, that’s a good question. We receive many enquiries about how much money is required to start a charity. The answer is, as much money as you can raise. The difficulty comes when trying register with the Charity Commission, as the Charities Act 2006 requires that to become a registered charity you need to have an income of £5000. […]

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Charitable Incorporated Organisations – CIOs, what was all the fuss about?

So, nearly two months after legislation was finally signed off by Nick Hurd, just how many applications to register Charitable Incorporated Organisations have been received by the Charity Commission. Well, the answer is surprisingly low, just a few dozen so far, with only a handful actually being entered on the Central Register of Charities. So, […]

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