All charities have ten months from the end of their financial year to file their annual report, accounts and return with the Charity Commission – that’s the 31 January if your financial year ends on 31 March, so not long to go.
Failure to file your accounts can indicate that you are not acting within your trustee duties and will also show up on the Charity Commission’s online register, which anyone can access. The register is regularly accessed by funders and it will harm your chances of funding if your accounts have been received late, so it’s important to get them in.
Further information and guidance:
- Recent article from the Charity Commission, which contains links to resources
- RVA factsheet on accounting and reporting for charities
If you have any questions about your reporting requirements, get in touch with Herjeet on 0118 9372273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.