The Charity Commission is the independent Government department which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. Its role is to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. A national database of all registered charities is available online.
The Charity Commission regulates charities by:
- Granting charitable status
- Ensuring charities meet their legal requirments
- Providing online services and guidance
Contacting the Charity Commission for information requires an official request for advice based on your individual needs; visit the 'Contact Us' section on their website to see the full list of categories and to find the approporiate form.