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Raisng Funds To Register a Charity

Posted on 26 February 2010 at 9:24 pm

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  • Anonymous
    26 February 2010 at 9:24 pm #3424

    Hello,

    I am new to the forum and to the charity business.

    I am looking into registering a charity that supports and promotes African artists. By marketing their art in Europe.

    I have discovered that a charity has to have an income of at least £5000 before it can be registered.

    To this end, I am thinking of conducting a series of fund raising events to raise the required amount.

    My question is, can engage in fund raising activities before a charity is registered? If not, what other means can I employ in raising the £5000?

    Many thanks,
    Tayo

    Anonymous
    7 March 2010 at 12:00 am #11170

    Hi Tayo

    Could I ask if there are any other already established charities doing similar to what you want to do? There are so many charities competing for funds, I just wondered if setting up a charity is the best way to achieve your aims or if there are other options, such as a partnership with an already established charity?

    Sophie

    Anonymous
    17 March 2010 at 9:19 pm #11174

    Hi Tayo
    You don’t have to raise £5000 to be able to register a charity in the UK, it’s the other way around. You have to register a charity of you have a turnover of £5000 or more.

    You can find out more info on the Charity Commission website:
    http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registration/think.asp

    Good luck!

    Sally

    Anonymous
    25 April 2010 at 9:28 am #11193

    I will certainly explore the partnership option.

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