How do I register a charity or NPO ?
With effect from 30 June 2014, the Guernsey Registry will accept applications to register charities and NPOs.
A registration form is available to downloaded below.
Once the application has been received by the Registry, provided the Registrar is satisfied that the application has been completed properly and that the organisation is indeed a charity or an NPO then the name will be placed on the register.
The general public will be able to view information regarding those charities and NPOs that have elected to be included on the public register here.
An application for registration of a Non Profit Organisation must be made using the appropriate application form available on this website. The application shall contain:
- The full name of the NPO,
- The business address of the NPO,
- A contact/correspondence address (within the Bailiwick of Guernsey) at which all communications from the Registrar may be served,
- Full details of the purposes, objectives and objects of the organisation,
- Details of the manner in which the assets, funds and income of the organisation are to be applied or used,
- The full names of the persons who own, direct or control the activities of the organisation including its directors, officers and trustees, and for each of those persons -
- In the case of an individual, his current residential and business address, or
- In the case of an organisation, its registered office or anything similar under the legislation of the country of incorporation or establishment or (if it has no such office) its principal place of business.
- A copy of the latest set of rules under which the charity/NPO is run, or for a limited company, a copy of the Memorandum & Articles of Association
- A copy of the latest accounts of the organisation
A Charity will be registered as a Guernsey Registered Charity and its name entered on the relevant register. An individual CH number will be issued.
An NPO will be registered as a Guernsey Registered Non Profit Organisation and its name entered on the relevant register. An individual NPO number will be issued.
It is an offence for an organisation, which without reasonable excuse, fails to register with the Office of the Registrar.
There is no fee to register with the Office of the Registrar.