Charity Commission: help & advice


The Charity Commission for England and Wales wishes to support Buddhist charities with their governance. They will also support unregistered Buddhist charities to register.

(Charities registered in Scotland or Northern Ireland should contact the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.)

In particular, the Charity Commission requires charity trustees to have Safeguarding policies for the protection from harm of children and adults in the course of their charity’s activities.

Wishing to support Buddhist charities in improving their Safeguarding awareness and policies, in January 2022 the NBO hosted a webinar with the Charity Commission on Safeguarding for Buddhist charities.

See the PowerPoint and watch the video of the webinar.

Read the Commission’s most recent advice and requirements in relation to Safeguarding for charities.

The Charity Commission is keen to understand the range of Buddhist charities registered in England and Wales and their governance challenges. You are welcome to write to them.