GETTING STARTED – UNITED KINGDOM

Establish a presence in the United Kingdom

If you are a charity, educational institution, NGO, or similar organisation who wants to fundraise or run programmes from the United Kingdom you will need a UK Registered Charity organisation to do so.

A registered charity in the UK has the benefit of being able to receive Gift Aid payments from donations. With a donor’s agreement, a registered UK charity can recover an extra 25p for every £1 gifted, from HMRC. This amounts to the basic rate of income tax (currently 20%) suffered by a UK taxpayer on the gross value of the gift. It does not cost the donor anything. A higher rate tax payer can reclaim the difference between higher rate tax (currently 40% or 45%) and basic rate tax. This claim is made on the taxpayer’s self assessment tax return.

Chapel & York has a variety of options to ensure we can help you establish a cost effective charitable presence in the United Kingdom and crucially reclaim Gift Aid on all UK donations.

OPTION 1

Set up your own UK Registered Charity

To establish yourself in the UK or for maximum control, it is necessary to set up your own UK charity. This is the most time-consuming and expensive but it allows total engagement and flexibility. Name recognition, address, board, bank and brokerage accounts, grantmaking, communications, programming are all within your control.

Chapel & York has developed a comprehensive service encompassing everything from the practical issues in having your own organisation to dealing with its governance, regulatory requirements, and fundraising support. From the minute we start to set up the Registered Charity through the annual administration and management, you can leave everything to Chapel & York and focus on the reasons why you want to be in the United Kingdom.

DOWNLOAD OUR UK REGISTERED CHARITY SET UP BROCHURE

OPTION 2

Join the Chapel & York UK Foundation

If you only anticipate receiving a few donations from UK donors, don’t need or want to have to deal with the compliance issues or banking requirements of having your own organisation, or require less ongoing exposure in the UK you may want an alternative to setting up a UK Registered Charity and instead want to work with an existing one.

Foreign organisations can join the Chapel & York UK Foundation which can receive donations and use them to support the foreign organisation. The Foundation offers two membership levels and help with single or occasional gifts.

The Foundation can also assist with events, including taking bookings.

The website for the Chapel & York UK Foundation is due to be launched in June, 2017. Applications to the Foundation are being accepted. For more information please contact info@chapel-yorkukfoundation.org

CHAPEL & YORK UK FOUNDATION OVERVIEW DOCUMENT
CHAPEL & YORK UK FOUNDATION APPLICATION FORM
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