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