Annual reports

You can find information about every charity in its annual report and accounts.

You can find the charity’s annual report and accounts by searching for it by name or charity number on the Charity Commission website.

A charity’s annual report must explain what its charitable purposes are and what it has done during the year to carry out those purposes. Larger charities must also set out their strategy in more detail and provide an assessment of what they achieved.

The report will also contain the year’s accounts for the charity. The content, format and accounting conventions which charities must use for this are set out in detail by the Charity Commission.

The accounts are an important part of charities’ transparency, with the public able to see how money is being spent.

Charities have to submit their accounts to the Charity Commission no later than 10 months after the end of their financial year.

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Prepare a charity trustees’ annual report (GOV.UK: Charity Commission)