What information will I need to provide as part of my application?

When submitting your application, you will need to provide details of your charity, including information on the charity’s activities, and any individuals you want to operate as signatories on your account. If your charity operates in, or benefits other countries, you will need to provide further information on the overseas activities.

If your charity is also a limited company, you will need to provide details of at least one director and any shareholders (if applicable) that own 25% or more of the shares (irrespective of the share class) in your company.

We will require a copy of your charity’s governing document, and for those not registered on the Charities Commission, this must be certified by someone outside of your organisation (for example, a solicitor, the post office, or an FCA-registered broker).

Whilst we run an electronic identity check upon receipt of the application, we may on occasion require ID documents or further information to confirm an individual’s identity.