Welcome to our Charity Registration Services

Who are we?

We are Businesslegal a legal services consultancy. We are based in Cheshire but deal with clients throughout UK and overseas using a combination of telephone, email and video link. We  have 30 years experience of successfully setting up and supporting charities and other non-profit organisations such as community interest companies.

We therefore understand the Charity Commission’s approach to registrations, which helps us to ensure the process goes as smoothly  as possible for you.

We have  expertise in charity registration of organisations in England and Wales with the Charity Commission. In Scotland we register charities with the OSCR (Office of Scottish Charity Regulator). Excellent testimonies are available on request.

How we help you

We provide 24/7 support to assist both individuals and  organisations who wish to register a charity organisation  and thereby obtain a charity number.  You may need our assistance to set up a charity organisation (eg a trust, charitable incorporated organisation, company limited by guarantee or a constitution) and then register it as a UK charity, or, you may already have one of these  organisations set up but need expert advice on how it can register as a charity in the UK. We can guide you through the start-up process and help you analyse whether a charity is right for you

Our aim is to help you set up a fully-functioning charity, with a constitution-tailored for your proposed activities and governance arrangements, which is flexible enough to allow these to develop over time. Alternatively if you have already prepared and  submitted an application which has been examined by the Charity Commission, we can assist with the questions they have raised. Just call us for a quote.

After registration as a charity we can provide 24/7 support and advice on good governance.

As a separate process we assist charities who wish to register a charity with HMRC so that they can claim gift aid relief on donations from individuals. This is an entirely independent process to registration of a charity with the Charity Commission.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation discussion and advice on how to register a charity in the UK or complete our application form and we will contact you to take your proposed charity registration further.

What is a Charity? Do you qualify for registration?

Charities must have, and carry out, wholly charitable purposes and activities. Not all purposes, even those that may be beneficial or philanthropic, are necessarily charitable.
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