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We'll get you set up and running so you can focus on the things that matter

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Get Registered

Let our team of experts take care of your application


Less Hassle

Remove the headaches of multiple forms and back-and-forth emails


Shared vision

We've been helping further Christian causes for over 100 years

Charity Formation

For Christian causes looking for charity status

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Applying for charity registration isn’t always easy – take it from us, we’ve done it hundreds of times. We will take care of your whole application for a low fixed fee, so that you can move on to the next stage and enjoy the benefits of charity status. 

The cause you’re passionate about shouldn’t be held back or delayed by multiple back-and-forth interactions with the Charity Commission. We know you didn’t start out to spend your time buried in paperwork, so let us do the heavy lifting and help you get your charity registered.

How Stewardship finally helped us to register as a charity

Lucy Butt is the Co-Founder of Bramber Bakehouse, an artisan bakery which supports human trafficking survivors.

She shares how the bakehouse turned to Stewardship when their initial application with the Charity Commission was rejected.

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From start to finish

Hand over to our team of experts and we'll help register your charity with the Charity Commission. We'll take you from good cause to registered charity.

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Less paper, less fuss

If we spot any potential issues, we’ll give you guidance for your next steps, removing the guesswork and ensuring that you start in the right way.


A shared vision

We understand your motivations, values and beliefs and have experienced, first-hand, the challenges facing Christian charities and churches.

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Set up for Success

You won't just get help with your application, we'll go above and beyond to make sure you have the right legal structure, are fully compliant with the Charity Commission and lay the right foundations for success.

Our Fees

Stewardship is a not-for-profit organisation and our costs are always kept as low as possible. Any surplus is reinvested into supporting charitable activities such as training, events and resources.

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  • Initial payment to Stewardship of £300 to start the process
  • Fixed fee payable to solicitor prior to your application being submitted to the Commission
  • Areas where additional solicitor's fees may be incurred clearly outlined before the start of the process

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Frequently Asked Questions


There is no guarantee that the Charity Commission will approve an application but, based on the extensive experience of our partner solicitors, we will let you know immediately if there is any doubt about your application meeting with approval. We will discuss the issues with you and will work with you to make any changes that may be needed before submission to the Charity Commission.


Typically it takes between five and seven months. It can sometimes be quicker. It depends on your application - if your charity has easily recognisable charitable aims then it can be approved more quickly.

We'll update you every time your application progresses to the next stage and contact you with any questions or points for clarification that may be required.


Nothing – just focus on developing the work of your ministry. 


Nothing - just sit back and relax! If we ask for any additional information you can help speed things up by sending it to us as quickly as possible.

Get in touch

Our team are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions that you might have

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Drop us an email or call and we'll aim to get back to you within two working days

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