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Welcome to the Charities Regulatory Authority Website

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) is Ireland's national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. The CRA was established on the 16th of October 2014 under the terms of the Charities Act 2009. It is an independent agency of the Department of Justice and Equality.

Concerns about a Charity

If you have a concern about a charity you can contact us via phone on 01-6331527 or email at

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Common Requirements for Charities

The Charities Regulator has agreed common requirements for charitable organisations with the Revenue Commissioners, details of which can be found in the attached document. Please review this document and ensure your application for charitable status is in line with same.

All applicants for charitable status must now include our agreed standard clauses in their governing document. This applies to both incorporated entities and un-incorporated entities. The standard clauses are different for incorporated entities and un-incorporated entities and can be found in the attached document.

If your organisation has already submitted an application for charitable status, the Charities Regulator will require you to make these changes and will contact you in due course.

Common Requirements Charities Regulator Revenue .pdf

Do you need to register with the Charities Regulator?
What are the benefits of registration?
When is the deadline for registration?

See our Register Now E-flyer: Charities Register Now.pdfCharities Register Now.pdf

Clarification: a Registered Charity Number is a number assigned to Charities by the CRA during the registration process. It is NOT the same as a "CHY Number".

Information for charities
Registration of charities: Who needs to register?
You can see the Charities Act 2009 and the Statutory Instruments made under it in the legislation section of this website.
Apply for an account for your charity .
We will then send you security information to create your account.
Create Charity Account.
If you have received a letter from the Charities Regulatory Authority with a PIN code, you can create a charity account with the above link.
Log in to Your Charity account here.
If you have created an account for your charity, you can log in and add/update your details with the above link.

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