special companies

Charity Registration

Charity Registration

Not for profit company designed to promote a specific charitable cause.


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Non-Profit (residents associations and sports clubs)

Non-Profit (residents associations and sports clubs)

Not-for-profit companies are designed to hold funds for residents associations, sports clubs & societies.


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Limited partnerships are often used by professionals such as dentists, accountants and architects.


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charity companies

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Checking the availability of your company name

Our system will search the companies house register for existing names that are the same or too similar to any name that you enter. If your name is not available to register, you can try a different name or try one of our suggested alternatives.

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A charity is a not-for-profit organisation, which dedicates its earnings to its "charitable objects".

Duport's experience in forming charities can help you fulfil all the legal requirements of formation, and can provide you with valuable advice and information regarding your charity's aims and registration with the Charity Commission.

click here for more information about forming a charity.

process time

Formation times are kept to a minimum, though often require telephone communication between yourselves and Duport which can delay the process for charities.

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important notes

As a charity, you will need approval from the Charity Commission if you wish to register a charity in England or Wales. Scottish charities should register with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR). They recommend that you register the company before formally applying for charitable status. However it is wise to visit the Charity Commission website, or the OSCR website as you are formulating your ideas. Both regulators aim to help charities perform effectively, and monitor their compliance. A charity registration implies credibility and integrity for your company.

Please note when you become a trustee, you volunteer your services and usually receive no payment for your work.

If you wish to use the word "charity" as part of your company name, Companies House may require prior, written approval from the Charity Commission or the OSCR.

in all not-for-profit companies:

  • you must provide the objects (aims) of your organisation (our team can help with this, but first look at our examples)
  • you must state what will be done with any excess earnings
  • you must have a minimum of 3 trustees (directors)
  • you must have a registered office in the UK (service available)

Please wait for confirmation of your company number before ordering company stationary or otherwise assuming ownership of the company name.

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    Westbury on Trym
    BS9 3BY