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Why Understanding Differences is not a Registered Charity

Last year, the Law changed with regard to registering as a charity.


At April 2009, the general rule is that only charities with an annual income above £5,000 must register with the Commission.


This threshold was previously £1,000 and the increase in the threshold means that most charities with an annual income of £5,000 or less do not have to register.


There used to be a requirement that a charity must register (regardless of the level of its income) if it possessed a permanent endowment, or used or occupied land.

All charities that opt for the new status of Charitable Incorporated Organisation must register with the Commission, regardless of their income.

When the programme of registering all currently excepted and exempt charities has been completed the law will allow charities with income below the thresholds to approach us requesting voluntary registration. In the meantime, it is not our policy to register charities that do not already have the required level of income.

Despite not being  REGISTERED CHARITY we are an Organisation and do have a committee and constitution and are registered with Crawley Borough Council for our Lotteries licence allowing us to use collection boxes and organise fundraising events like raffles.