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Applying for Charitable Status

Your organisation can only become a charity if you meet the charity test. To do this you must have one or more charitable purposes and you must provide public benefit.

When you apply for charitable status you need to explain clearly what the purpose of your organisation is and what activities you do or will do to meet that purpose and provide that public benefit.

This can be a tricky task for volunteers who are new to charity law. We know there are some common errors and omissions that applicants make when applying for status which can lengthen the process.

Join Martin Tyson, Head of Regulation and Improvement and one of our Casework Team Leaders, Neil Edwards, who will explain how to meet the charity test, a bit about our application process, as well as talking you through the key requirements for application and explaining some of the trickier elements of the application form.

Register here.