Excepted charity

A charity (www.practicallaw.com/7-506-5262) that is not required to register with the Charity Commission (www.practicallaw.com/7-383-6372) because both of the following apply:

  • It is permanently or temporarily excepted from the requirement to register by order of the Commission or by statutory instrument.

  • Its gross annual income does not exceed £100,000.

(Sections 30(2)(b)-(c), Charities Act 2011.)

Excepted charities include:

An excepted charity is distinct from the following types of charity:

Unlike exempt charities, excepted charities are directly regulated by the Charity Commission. For further guidance, see Charity Commission: Excepted charities (www.practicallaw.com/4-530-6729).

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