CHARITIES COMMISSIONERS AND THE REGISTER OF CHARITIES: 

 

As charities in the Falkland Islands are regulated under the Charities Act 1960, (as it applies to the Falkland Islands), there are three appointed Charity Commissioners. The Attorney General holds the title of Chief Charity Commissioner, and Government Legal Services officers currently oversee the register of charities. 

Guidance around the role of the Charity Commissioners and the Charities register, benefits of registering and how to register a local charitable organisation, as well as useful advice on the roles of trustees and governing documents for registered charities, is alvaliable from the link provided.

The register of Charities also includes an approved list of charities. The approved list of charities provides a list of overseas-registered charities which are approved for tax deduction purposes, under section 57B(2) of the Taxes Ordinance 1997.

You can apply to the Charities Commissioner for an overseas-registered charity to be added to the approved list, however this is subject to Executive Council approval. 

The Index to Register of Charities (listing charity names and numbers and dates of registration) is gazetted if any amendments are made to the overseas list, however the list is available upon request free-of-charge (preferably by email), or by download below:

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Index to the Register of Charities (as of February 2023)
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USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR CHARITIES:

 

Download templates below to assist with meeting regulatory requirements for Registered Charities, and see relevant legislation;

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Blank Annual Return Form
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Deed of Trust Template
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Trustee Appointment Template
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Trustee Resignation Template
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Legislation:

 

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The Charities Act 1960
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Tax Ordinance 1997
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