Arts Council of Wales | Charity Commission Guidance

Charity Commission Guidance

The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. They offer them advice and provide a wide range of services and guidance to help them run as effectively as possible.

Arts Organisations in Wales who are registered charities, including our Arts Portfolio Wales members, should refer to the Charity Commission's useful guidance around governance.

Charity Commission

Wales office:

8th Floor
Clarence House
Clarence Place
Newport
NP19 7AA

All telephone enquiries: 0845 3000 218
Minicom for hearing and speech impaired callers: 0845 3000 219

The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. They offer them advice and provide a wide range of services and guidance to help them run as effectively as possible. They also keep the online Register of Charities, which provides information about each of the thousands of registered charities in England and Wales.

As a registered charity there are a number of regulations and recommendations which can all be found on their website:
www.charitycommission.gov.uk


Useful Links

All Guidance: This is a list of links to all Charity Commission Guidance (provided in PDF or HTML format)

Annual Requirements: Depending on your charity’s income there are different requirements that can be found here.

Charity Accounting and Reporting: Details on when to inform Charity Commission of a change in details and also on preparation of Annual Returns and Annual Reports and Accounts

Charity Governance: Principles of good governance and managing risk

Conflicts of Interest in Arts Charities: A link to DCMS guidelines for dealing with trustee transactions and other similar situations where a conflict of interest could arise.

Charity Activities: This section contains guidance and other resources relating to specific aspects of charitable activity.


Download the information about the Charity Commission in pdf format.

Charity Commission Guidance
Advice and Information

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