Charity Commission registration
I have bitten the bullet and applied for registration by the Charity Commission - and I'm pleased to say that they have indicated they will register, subject to a change in the way we have expressed the charity's objects in our new Declaration of Trust. We now have 6 trustees, including someone other than me to look after the money, and 5 people to share with me the responsibility of managing the funds we raise. I am incredibly grateful to them. I hope, of course, that we will be able to attract Gift Aid on donations going forward too. So now the paperwork is pretty well finished I can go back to other things!