‘Charity Test’ Being Finalised

14th February 2018
A new test to determine which organisations can become an official Jersey charity is expected to be finalised later this year.
From 2019, all charities run in the island will have to be registered.
The Charity Commissioner, John Mills, says it will mean a new public record to reassure anyone giving money that their donations are going to legitimate causes:
“If someone is shaking a tin on the high street, and you want to put your money in it, you will be able to look up very easily what that organisation does, who’s running it and so forth. That’s really about transparency and the object is securing public trust and confidence in the charity sector.”
We’re invited to share our thoughts on the draft guidance on the ‘charity test’ by going to www.charitycommissioner.je
Meetings have been organised for people running existing causes to ask questions about registering.
St Bernadette’s Church Hall (opposite Communicare, St Brelade) on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm
Town Hall, St Helier Monday 5th March at 1pm
The charity register is due to open in May.

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