Apply to be added to the register of mergers

Use this form to apply to be added to the register of mergers.

Before you start

You may not need to be added to the register of mergers. But if you expect to receive a significant amount of income from legacies, being in the register of mergers means these donations can be transferred to the new charity.

Read our information on mergers:

Merging or linking with another charity

If you decide not to apply to be added to the register of mergers, you will still need to tell us that your charity has closed to merge with another:

Tell us your charity has closed

What you will need to tell us

You will need to have the following to hand:

  • names and registered charity numbers for all charities involved in the merger
  • details of any property being transferred – including the dates of any vesting declarations and the dates of the actual or proposed transfer

The guidance on how to complete this form has more about vesting declarations – it is available from this page.

NHS charities can't use this form. Find out more:

NHS charities

Completing the form

It should take you around 20 minutes to complete this form.

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Providing false information

It is an offence under section 60(1)(b) of the Charities Act 2011 to knowingly or recklessly provide false or misleading information.

How to tell us about a charity merger Find out how to complete the online form to tell us about a charity merger

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