Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts and Websites:

Charity Commission (England and Wales):
Their website advises as follows… “If you are looking for information or need to know the answer to a question we recommend that you first use our Knowledge Base to find the answer to your enquiry.  It contains answers to the most frequently asked questions raised by our customers and is continually updated.

The Knowledge Base is easy to use. All you do is select a Topic from the drop down menu above or insert a Key Word(s) in the relevant box and then click on the search button. You will then be presented with a range of questions and answers that may well answer your enquiry.  Just review the list of questions presented and click on the relevant one or ones to view the answer.  You can also browse the Knowledge Base here.
If you cannot find what you need you can submit an email enquiry to the Commission by clicking on the Contact Us tab above.  You will be able to track your enquiry and access any previous email correspondence you have had with us by clicking on the My Stuff tab.
Please give the Knowledge Base a try!

If, however, you would rather speak to an advisor to resolve your enquiry please call Charity Commission Direct on 0845 3000218. Staff are available to take your calls between 0800-2000hrs from  Monday to Friday and 0900-1300hrs on Saturdays (except national holidays). We also have a Minicom service on 0845 300 0219 for hearing impaired callers.

You can write to the Commission at: 
Charity Commission Direct
PO Box 1227
L69 3UG”

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Scotland):
Their websitte says: “There is a comprehensive range of guidance and support available on our website.

If you would like to talk to one of the team at OSCR about the new legislation or to make an application for charitable status, we are available between between 08:30 and 16:30, Monday to Friday. Our telephone number is 01382 220446.

OSCR is here to help charities comply with the legislation and there is a range of guidance and support available on this website. If you are unable to find an answer to your question please e-mail us at We will respond to your e-mail within fifteen working days.

Written enquiries: Please write to us at:  
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
2nd Floor
Quadrant House
9 Riverside Drive
DD1 4NY”

Companies House (UK):

National Council of Voluntary Organisations (UK):

Dharmashura has kindly drawn my attention to these six “hubs” established to support voluntary organisations . They have government funding to at

least March 2008. All the hubs have e-newsletters you can subscribe to.

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