Chapter 15 » 15.14

Charitable registration

The Recording Clerk oversees the process of registration with the Charity Commission of area meetings and some general meetings and Quaker gatherings in England and Wales. Applications are submitted via the Recording Clerk’s Office, which can provide advice and will confirm the meeting’s status to the Charity Commission. Registration may prove a suitable opportunity for an area meeting to review its oversight of historic charitable trusts with which it is associated.

The four area meetings in Scotland, together with General Meeting for Scotland, previously registered with HM Revenue & Customs, have been absorbed into the new register of Scottish charities maintained by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Any future registration should be undertaken through the Recording Clerk’s Office.

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