Government Organisations & Regulators
Disaster Emergencies Committee DEC The DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis. We launch appeals to raise money to help those impacted by disaster, making sure that funds reach those that need them most.
Charity Commission in England & Wales registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.
Scottish Charity Commission The independent Regulator and Registrar for Scotland’s charities has over 24,050 charities registered including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities, and major care providers.
Charity Commission in Northern Ireland The public have the right to expect charities to be open and accountable by registering with the charity commission for Northern Ireland to help provide trust and confidence in the sector. Charities receive support from society in many ways, from donations of money, volunteering time and skills, attendance at charity events or fundraisers, or sharing the charity’s aims and profile.
Fund Raising Regulator independent regulator of charitable fundraising established to strengthen charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.
DfiD Department for International Development and Aid leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
Good Governance A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector
Companies House is an executive agency of UK government that registers the information companies are legally required to supply and makes that information available to the public.
Charities to Help Charities
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations 225922 ‘NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society.’
The Institute of Fundraising 1079573
Charity Retail Association limited by guarantee
Directory of Social Change 800517 and other related sites including company giving, Grants for individuals and Trust Funding and Government funding.org.
Wales Council for Voluntary Action aiming for a future where the third sector and volunteering thrive across Wales -218093
Acevo is the UK’s largest network of civil society leaders. -1114591
Small Charities Coalition help for small charities to access skills, tools & information. -1122297
Other Useful Links
Association of Chairs supports the Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations to lead boards effectively and ensure delivery of the organisation’s mission.
Charity Times since 1996 it has been the leading magazine for UK Charity and non-profit professionals
Third Sector targeted media
Charity Retail Association ‘Generating over £270m per year in profit and harnessing the skills of more than 221,000 volunteers nationwide, charity retail promotes charitable causes and an environmentally sustainable retail experience.’
Charity Bank is ‘entirely owned by charitable foundations, trusts and social purpose organisations’.
Funding Central grant database