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.”