Registered charities are those that are registered with either the Charity Commission for England and Wales or Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and have a registered charity number.
Non-registered charities are generally exempted charities that have an HMRC gift aid reference number.
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Commercial Businesses and Community Interest Companies (CICs) offering professional fundraising services to the charitable sector can apply for registration.
These are typically companies who are:
This would not include companies engaged in a promotional charitable venture whose primary purpose isn’t to offer fundraising services or products e.g. a bank offering a donation to charity as part of its account product services.