Key Organisations, Contacts & Links

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

UK Community Trust Foundations  1004630

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.

Charities Aid Foundation

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

Big Lottery Fund