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NGO registration in the UK

  • Alison Ferry on Jan 26, 2010 11:56 AM

    I am the trustee of a registered charity in the UK. I have asked the Charity Commission if we can register as an NGO in the UK as well. The commission told me that we would have to set up a seperate organisation and register it as an NGO, but didn't know who manages such registrations or where I can go for advice. Can anyone help?

    • mohamed hashi mohamed on Jul 03, 2010 11:29 AM

      i am chairman of Sagal development & humanitarian organization and is currently registered in Kenya and operates in Somalia, Kenya,Puntland and Somali-land and would like to register in the UK and would like to know how to go about any help and info are very well needed by the people i help.       

    • Tania Cohen on Jul 06, 2010 11:58 AM

      sadho - the Charity Commission has some useful guidance on how to register in the UK on their website.  See

    • mohamed hashi mohamed on Jul 08, 2010 10:09 AM

      Thank you Tania Cohan all the information did help and i have got some result, at the moment i am trying to get some funding for Vocational training school in Somalia can any one help for any information about  where i can get funding for this school,please E mail me direct @,all advices all very much appreciated.


    • Pradeep Agrawal on May 20, 2011 03:44 PM

      My NGO Name is Tulsi Gramodyog Sewa Samiti in India twelve Years old. I wanted to Registered my NGO in UK. Now we are doing for poor children education poor women emplyment ruler devlopment HIV aids at present. So please email

    • chuka megafu on May 25, 2011 01:13 PM
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    • Lateef Adepoju on Jun 19, 2011 09:38 PM

      Kindly introduce me to a solicitor who could register a NGO to promote physical and mental wellness among Blacks and Afro-Carribeans in UK.



      (Caremate Foundation)


    • Idris Adama on Jul 12, 2011 11:57 AM

      How do l go about resgistering an NGO to carter for the mental health and well being of the poorest persons in Ghana,s Notrth. Also to support person with learning disability. I have been to ghana and done extensive research, and there are evidence from WHO, UNICEF, BMA, and others reputable organizations that Ghana and the North expecially lacks services to support the mentallly disadvantage.WHO can help.

    • ubah farah on Jul 27, 2012 03:21 PM

      Hi, i am based in the UK and have a few voloenteers working to help youths off the street and better their community in a small village in Somaliland named Ergavo. I was wondring how i could go about turning this project into an NGO and getting a registerd charity number, also any dirctions you could point me to in the way of funding would be great.Thanks HANNA

    • Monia Magoga on Sep 03, 2013 11:08 PM

      Hi, I would like to know how to open an NGO as partner of an other one based in Italy to provide the civil society with the opportunity to take part to European Funded Project in order to decrease distances and cultural divide while enhancing local traditions, competences and people’s personal characteristics. What is the procedure to open an NGO in UK? Please can anyone help? Email direct to me:  Thanks

    • Marie Faulkner on Sep 06, 2013 05:06 PM
      Unfortunately we do not have any content of this sort on the KnowHow NonProfit site. However I can signpost you to the Charity Commission's page on registering an international charity or overseas disaster appeal.
    • Marion Grace Woolley on Oct 04, 2013 01:40 PM

      I specialise in this topic. Setting up an NGO branch in the UK isn't difficult, but you will need people in the UK to manage it. You can have trustees outside the UK, but to open your bank accounts you'll need UK signatories. Plus you will need Board members with UK addresses to administer correspondence with the Charity Commission (when you get to that stage) and deal with banking.

      If you've got connections in the UK and you're looking to take that forward, I run consultancy/advice and a charity start-up package: Happy to have an initial discussion about it to make sure you're ready.

      Or you can find everything you need online via places like the Charity Commission website and NVCO.

      All the best,


    • TYPE Sierra Leone on Sep 17, 2015 05:40 PM

      Hello, We are Talented Young People Everywhere (TYPE) Sierra Leone. We are a #children and youth centered #community empowerment voluntary local #NGO, operating in six districts in Sierra Leone. #Plan International, Sierra Leone country office being our main donor since March 2004 to date, we are currently implementing on behalf of #Plan Sierra Leone a #DFID Ebola/DFID RET project to 6000 #Ebola Quarantine households in Port Loko district. 


      We are also currently distributing #food on behalf of #Plan Sierra Leone a WFP Food package to #Ebola affected communities in 9 Ebola affected communities.


      As a #Local NGO, we have supported the September 16th 2015 #Flood Victims with food items.

      We are seeking for a UK NGO registration, we are therefore requesting for directions and guidance.

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