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Charities

Introduction

HM Attorney General is the registrar and regulator of charities registered in the Isle of Man, as provided by the Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019.

The Charities Register is administered by the Charities Administration team in the Attorney General’s Chambers.

If you have any queries concerning charities, please review the information available on the following pages and in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document which is available on the Publications page.

  • Index of charities registered in the Isle of Man – includes a link to the searchable index as well as a table of recent changes to the register of charities (i.e. those charities added or removed within the last three months) and a link to the register of charity mergers.
  • Establishing and registering a charity in the Isle of Man – includes information and guidance on establishing a charity on the Island, including model governing instruments, guidance as to the role of a charity trustee, information for foreign charities seeking to register here (including eligibility) and guidance as to the registration process, including the registration application form.
  • Running a charity – ongoing requirements – includes details of the statutory requirements applicable to registered charities, together with guidance as to the notification of certain changes (e.g. changes of trustees and their details) including the notification form and information about how to make changes to charity names and governing instruments.
  • Annual accounts and reports – includes information concerning compliance with the requirement to prepare and file annual accounts and reports and links to the published templates for receipts and payments accounts and annual reports.
  • Winding up/dissolving a charity and the removal of a charity from the register – includes information concerning winding up or dissolving a charity, including charity mergers, and the removal of a charity from the register.
  • Charities legislation – includes a description of, and links to, all the Manx legislation regarding charities which is currently in force, as well as to recently repealed legislation.
  • Publications – includes copies of all forms, templates, guidance, model governing instruments, Charities Bulletins, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other documents published by the Attorney General or the Charities Administration Team.

If you cannot find the information you require, please contact Charities Administration using the contact details below.

Announcements

The Charities Bulletin – Issue 5 – September 2020 is now available on the Publications page.

Additional seminar dates

During 2020, there were a number of seminars held for charity trustees which proved popular. A further seminar has been arranged, which is open to charity trustees and others involved with charities, e.g. independent examiners and company secretaries. The seminar should last approximately 1½ - 2 hours and attendance is by prior booking only. 

The date is:

  • Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 2pm – Manx Museum Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this seminar has PROVISIONALLY been rescheduled for 23 February 2021 at 2pm. If you are booked on the original January date, you will automatically be transferred to the new date and there is no need to contact Charities Administration unless you are unable to attend,

To book, please e-mail Charities Administration at charities@gov.im providing the following:

  • Charity trustees/company secretaries: The name(s) and number(s) of the charity you are representing
  • Independent examiners, etc.: The capacity in which you are attending and the company you are representing
  • Name(s) of the attendee(s)
  • Date of the preferred seminar; and
  • Contact e-mail address.

Alternatively, arrangements can be made for talks to be given to professional bodies.

Contact details

Charities Administration
Attorney General’s Chambers
Belgravia House
Circular Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1AE

Telephone:+44 1624 687318
Email: Send Email  

Opening hours

Please note that, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the public counters of the Attorney General's Chambers, including Charities Administration, are presently closed and our staff are now working remotely.

Documents can still be sent by post, however we are unable to accept items delivered by hand at this time.

Enquiries can be made by email or by using our normal contact telephone numbers.

Date of publication: January 2021

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