Charity Registration and Advice

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A low cost, friendly charity registration service, including free advice and do it yourself guides on how to register with the Charity Commission. 

I've 25 years charity chair/CEO experience and have founded a number myself, so you get service from an expert, not a salesperson and, because I know how difficult funding is, I keep my fees as low cost, as possible. 

 I make charity registration very easy for you, plus you have 7 day a week support, on every aspect of starting a charity, including fundraising, with access to an online resource base.   

Contact me for a no obligation chat and free advice on 07595 371 444, or charityexcellence@gmail.com.  

 “Ian’s guidance and support throughout the application process has been phenomenal. He has gone above and beyond his line of duty and is there to hold your hand and explain what the Charity Commissioners are looking for in setting up a charity. His experience is second to none, and his calm and helpful manner keeps you motivated and engaged. He made the process so simple and it wasn’t long before we received our registration". 

Sirwa Sabir, Founder, Hommie

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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I was a founding director of a National Skills Academy and the Aylesbury Vale Community Trust (AVCT), and set-up and chaired the Finance and Governance Committees, respectively. 

I've now been chair of AVCT for a number of years, am also a founding trustee of  the Campaign To Ban Trophy Hunting, a board mentor for the Small Charities Coalition and a charity adviser for the Foundation for Social Improvement.  I'm also the founder of the free Charity Excellence Framework online toolkit, which enables trustees and management to improve their impact, resources and performance in every area.  

I hold an MSc (Corporate Management), and professional qualifications in finance and accounting, and fundraising. 

Full details of my experience, endorsements and recommendations are in my LinkedIn profile.

"Ian is supportive, innovative and always there for any help needed for the charity sector! I am grateful for his support and guidance."  

Lenna Lou, Mentee

FREE ADVICE & SUPPORT

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Charity Commission registration isn’t always the best option.  Here's my guide to find out what would be best for you.  Or, call me on 07595 371 444 for a free advice call, with no sales pressure.  

I'll help you to decide and, if it is to register your charity, whether it should be a charitable company, Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) or a charitable trust. 

To register your charity, I can make it very easy, by doing it for you.  Or click here for my do it yourself guide on how to register as a charity, at no cost.  If you subsequently want some help, I can provide advice on an hourly basis - find out more here

I can also also help with your charity registration with HMRC.  Here are the various charitable tax reliefs, the types of Gift Aid and how to claim these, and you'll also need a charity bank account, so here's my guide. 

‘Ian very kindly responded with extremely useful information on setting up a charity.  Ian’s help and guidance has made me even more enthused and I cannot thank him enough for his time and assistance. His breadth of knowledge is extensive and to share this with others is proof of his generosity’  Emmerson Wood, Founder

FRIENDLY PERSONAL SERVICE

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I'm available 7 days a week, to provide support on all aspects of making your charity a success, including fundraising. 

Unlike other providers, I don't simply submit your charity registration, then invoice you.  Because the Charity Commission almost always responds with further queries, I support you all the way through until you register as a charity.  All you do is complete 5 easy-to-use templates, in your own words.  If you prefer, this can be done by phone, or video link.

I'm also the only provider that offers support in every area, including policies for your Charity Commission registration, support for your HMRC registration to claim Gift Aid and access to an online resource base of policies, tools and guides, including how to fundraise successfully; at no additional cost - find out more here.    

Contact me for advice, without any sales pressure, on 07595 371 444, or charityexcellence@gmail.com

"The service you provide is beyond any cost. You are helping people to make their vision a reality". Priyesh Katariya, Founder     

LOWEST COST PROVIDER

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I understand how limited funding is, and working from home, my overheads are low, so I set my fees to be the lowest cost provider. 

To set up a charity it’s £499, inclusive of all costs and resources.  Apart from a £100 non-refundable deposit, you pay nothing until this process is complete.  

My fee for HMRC charity registration is £200 but, for both HMRC and Charity Commission registration, it's reduced by £100 to £599. 

HELP IF YOU'RE DOING IT YOURSELF

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If you are in the process of your charity registration application, I can provide additional support at an hourly rate of £70.  Policies or other resources are provided at no additional cost.

How long any given piece of work will take varies but, usually, reviewing an application, or advice on how to respond to Charity Commission additional queries takes an hour or 2. 

The questions are phrased brilliantly - challenging how we prioritise our management time." Ecosystems Knowledge Network

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