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Search the Register

Searches of the register may be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Section 28 of the Charities Act. Please enter your search criteria below and click the 'Search' button.

An advanced search of the Charities Register can be made by using Advanced Search (Open Data).

Information supplied by charities and displayed on the Charities Register is not verified by the Charities Commission.

Charity search


Street address
Charity Name

If you are searching for a charity by name, use the drop down menu to choose 'Begins with', 'Contains' or 'Equal to'.

'Begins with' means you must enter at least the first three letters of the charity's name.

'Contains' means you can enter any words that the charity contains.

'Equal to' means you must enter the actual name of the charity.

For example, if you want to find a charity called Masterton Trees Association, you could search in any of these three ways:

'Begins with' - type in at least the first three letters - Mas
'Contains' - type in Masterton Trees or Masterton or Trees
'Equal to' - type in the entire name - Masterton Trees Association

If you choose 'Begins with' or 'Contains' to search, you will get a list of charities to choose from.

Registration Number

You must enter the charity's complete registration number.  If you wish to search for a charity that has asked you for support, you might find the registration number on the charity's promotional material, or you can contact them and ask for it.  You can also request it if the charity asks you for support.

Street Address

If you search by street address, you must specify a Town/City.

Officer Search


Officer Search

Enter the name of an officer of the charity you are looking for.  You will get a list of officers and their charities to choose from.

Officer Search

If you are searching for an officer that is a body corporate, you can search using 'Begins with', 'Contains' or 'Equal to'.

'Begins with' means you must enter at least the first three letters of the body corporate name.
'Contains' means you can enter any words that the name of the body corporate contains.
'Equal to' means you must enter the actual name of the body corporate.

Please select which type of Officer you wish to search for:

Individual
Body Corporate