10 steps to registration

The registration application process is summarised below:

The organisation:

1

Decides that registering as a charity is best for them (research, legal advice, investigating alternatives etc.)

2

Writes or checks signed rules including charitable purpose

3

Ensures officers meet the criteria

4

Prepares detailed information including charitable purpose, funding sources, activities and benefits

5

Completes the application form.

6

Submits the application form and accompanying documents to Charities Services.

Charities Services:

7

Reviews the application, looking closely at the rules document, the purposes and activities.

8

May contact the applicant for more information.

9

Considers whether the organisation meets the requirements. If your organisation does not meet the requirements Charities Services writes to give you an opportunity to respond before a final decision is made. 

10

Provides organisations who meet the registration criteria with a unique charity number and adds their details to the Charities Register – now you’ll officially be a Registered Charity – congratulations!