New register of charities - beta version

The register of charities is being redesigned in line with user feedback to:

  • include contact details and other key information on overview pages
  • let you use filters to narrow your search
  • give you the option to download filtered searches as a CSV file
  • allow you to search on mobile devices

Please try out the 'beta' prototype - your feedback will help develop the new tool

Try out the charity search beta

About the register of charities

The register of charities holds details of organisations that have been recognised as charitable in law; and

  • hold most of their assets in England and/or Wales, or
  • have all or the majority of their trustees normally resident in England and/or Wales, or
  • are companies incorporated in England or Wales.


Charities that are not required to register

Some charities which are very small or for which the Charity Commission is not the main regulator, are currently excluded from the need to register. For further information see our guidance 'How to register your charity (CC21b)'.


What's available?

Search for charities. Use the 'Charity search' on the left if you know the name or number or use the advanced search with other criteria to find the charity you want then view its profile.



View sector figures graphically. See the sector broken down by income size or main income source. You can tailor the information by adding and removing categories.



Top 10’s. See the top ten charities by income, spending and other criteria. Compare the financial information of charities in the top 10 lists.

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