Small Charities Coalition charity registration tool

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Small Charities Coalition

The Small Charities Coalition has launched a new tool to help people register a charity.

The new guide can be found at: and is aimed at people looking to set up a charity where turnover is initially expected to be below £150,000 per year.

The guide aims to steer users through the logistics of setting up a charity in simple steps. It does not aim to provide a full and comprehensive guide to charity law – those who are looking for this should refer to the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

According to the group, around 1,500 people per year decide that they want to register a charity.

The guide includes checklists for writing your charitable purpose, deciding your charity’s structure, choosing a governing document, recruiting trustees, opening a bank account and applying for registration. There is also additional support on keeping minutes.