The review process is now almost completed, and we’ve re-confirmed the charitable status of 99% of the 2,500 charities that provide housing/accommodation. Around 500 of those charities provide housing/accommodation as their main activity, and have a range of different schemes and structures.
We’ve been able to re-confirm most charities’ ongoing registration status just from their rules, but have needed more information from some charities before we could close our review.
A very small number of charities haven’t replied to any of our letters, emails or phone calls, so if you’re one of these, or if you have recently changed the way you provide housing or accommodation but haven’t sent us a note about the changes, please do make contact with us.
We’re aware that the review has caused several anxious moments for some charities, but hope that having worked through it with us, charities will have certainty about staying registered, or being able to apply for ongoing tax exemption and donee status through the new legislation that is soon to be enacted.
One of the charities that was initially hesitant about providing information when we first contacted them said that once they’d started talking with us, they felt a lot more confident about being able to carry on their good work.