How do I change my charity articles of association?
This is normally done by passing something called a special resolution at a general meeting. You must also ensure that you get written consent from the Charity Commission before you make any changes to the articles of association as there are some ‘regulated alterations’ that the changes must meet.
Can you change the name of a registered charity?
On occasion a charity may wish, or need, to change its name. If a registered charity changes its name, the Commission must be notified as soon as possible. … The Commission can object to a charity’s name and, in certain circumstances, can direct it to be changed.
Do all charities have to register with the Charity Commission?
All Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) must register with the Charity Commission, regardless of their annual income. CIOs do not formally exist as charities until they are registered.
How long does it take to dissolve a charity?
How long it takes. Your charity will be removed from the register within 15 working days. Check the register to see if your charity has been removed.
How do I contact the Charity Commission?
The UK phone number for general enquiries is still 0300 066 9197 and the online contact form is: https://forms.charitycommission.gov.uk/enquiry-form/.
Can you change the constitution of a charity?
If your charity is a company or CIO, you can usually change its articles of association (for companies) or constitution (for CIOs) yourself, unless the change is a ‘regulated alteration’ (see ‘changes the commission needs to approve’).