Setting up a charity in Jersey. To register a charity in Jersey ( 8.62.1.L1 )



Setting up a charity in Jersey / Registering a charity in Jersey

    Extent:        Jersey
    Updated:     November 2019

Words you may need to know

Aims and objectives – what it is intended to do

Charity – an organisation that is set up to help others

Constitution -  a document that sets out how an organisation is created and the rules which explain how it must work

Formalise- make it formal ie clear and agreed

Officers – people with a position in a company eg director, trustee

Register – to have a name on an official list

Responsibility – what someone has the job of doing

Tax-exempt status – a person or organisation does not have to pay tax on something



The Association of Jersey Charities website has full details on how to set up a charity:


Joining the Association of Jersey Charities is also a good idea as there are a number of benefits including:

-          advice and assistance on setting up a charity

-          grants available from Lottery funds

-          a diary of events throughout the year is maintained to help avoid two or more large fundraising events taking place on the same day.


Contact the Administrator of the Association on

Tel:  840138                Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Jersey Charity Commissioner website has full details on how to register a charity:


The Charity Registration Form is available here -