UK Charity Set-up and Management Services

Chapel & York specialises in simplifying the process of establishing and managing tax-effective UK organisations, both for charities looking for us to run their UK entity or to provide ongoing annual support.

Set up Your Own Dedicated Legal UK Entity

Chapel & York offer a comprehensive service to set up and manage a UK Registered tax-effective organisation.

Setting up and managing a UK charity in another country can be a daunting experience. How do you handle board meetings? What address should you use? What are the regulatory requirements? How does one best look after donors and directors?

For over 25 years Chapel & York have answered these questions for educational institutions, charities, NGO’s and others who want to establish a UK Registered Charity to support them or support projects worldwide.

We appoint an Account Manager who will help you through the set up process and the ongoing management of the UK Entity. Your Account Manager is your gateway to the experienced Chapel & York technical team who work with all the regulatory bodies and issues. After registration, our comprehensive management service takes care of all the necessary legal, accounting and regulatory requirements.

UK Registered Charity Management Service

No matter whether you want us to run the UK charity or support you to do so, working with Chapel & York gives you an expert team of specialists to ensure that your UK charity meets all the relevant legal, tax and regulatory responsibilities imposed by a highly developed charity regime.

We also handle practical administrative and secretarial requirements such as a UK address and donation receipting plus financial, accounting and HR needs. Crucially, we protect you from the risks of mistakes – reputation risks to you and the UK and financial risks to you and your donors.

With Chapel & York at your side, you can fully focus on your main work without being burdened by legal, tax, or financial matters that are outside your skill set or job description.

Whichever level of service you want – the All-Inclusive Service where we run the UK charity for you or the Standard Management Service where you do it yourself and outsource specific tasks to us – you are in safe hands with our experienced, multi-qualified and international team.

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£10+ Billion

The United Kingdom is one of the most mature charitable markets, with philanthropic giving totaling over £10 billion annually, and is also a highly regulated country with regards to charitable entities.


All-Inclusive Service

Chapel & York manages the UK Entity

Most organisations find that the best option is to let us run their UK charity, leaving the fundraising, development, and advancement teams to focus on fundraising, stewardship and stakeholders.

We do all the work necessary to manage your entity, from regulatory to governance to finance. Whether it is filing annual returns and accounts to the Charity Commission, running your meetings, or engaging with the bank, we do everything for you.

We handle donations, cheques and receipts, and support your UK fundraising activities.

We take care of financial records and trustee changes, and we’re here to address any questions about UK laws and regulations.

You will have an Account Executive working with you, available to answer any questions, serving as a single point of contact and ensuring all aspects of running your UK charity are seamlessly managed. And, of course, the Account Executive working with you is 100% backed by the entire Chapel & York team.

“Your UK Entity’s Management is fully handled by Chapel & York’s experienced management team for less than the cost of a staff member”

UK Based Staff

Do you want staff in the UK?

Hiring staff in the UK to run a UK charity has long been seen as highly desirable and necessary for success.

Our 25 years of work supporting foreign organisations who have UK entities has demonstrated that from time to time it can be useful and desirable to have either a ‘doer’ who will represent you and work with you and the charity or an Executive Director who will provide leadership for the charity and on the ground high-level services for you and your UK requirements.

With our All-Inclusive Service, Chapel & York can provide you with a part time Executive Assistant or Executive Director in the UK. We will work with you to provide you with the best person for your needs and that person will be backed up by the entire Chapel & York Charity Management Team.

If you do want your own UK employees, we can support them with payroll services. However, this option is often more expensive and the person chosen may not have all the skills necessary to fulfill your needs.

“A Chapel & York part time Executive Assistant or Executive Director can give you local representation in the UK”

Standard Management

Self-service with Chapel & York support

We know that some organisations want to run their own UK charity but want professional and experienced support for their work.

If this is you, then our Standard Management Service is a bundle of regulatory, governance, and administrative services which you can delegate to us.

This base level of service only includes annual return filings, along with basic administrative, governance and fundraising support.

Plus, we have modules which can be added to the bundle at an additional cost to create a customised package tailored to your needs.

This Do It Yourself service means you still have professional support even though you lead the day-to-day efforts, and, if you have a question, we are here to help.

“More work and responsibility for you but Chapel & York will support you all the way”

Our Value

Chapel & York provides comprehensive set-up and management services integrating time-tested expert advice and client services. We understand the unique challenges and needs of managing a UK Registered Charity when you are outside the United Kingdom because that has been our business since 1997.

We provide you with:

  • The capacity and understanding of a professional team.

  • Consolidation of multiple 501(c)(3) functions (administration, tax preparation, secretarial, etc.) by a single-source provider.

  • Practical solutions for everything from handling the mail to advising on complex fundraising issues.

  • A range of options to support your 501(c)(3) from a self-service support programme to complete management with a local Executive Director.

  • Stability, so that as your staff and job roles change, you won’t lose key data, momentum, or need to guess what to do next.

  • The confidence of knowing that your reputation is secure in the US market.

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