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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.

Registration of Schools with the Charities Regulator

The Charities Act 2009 requires all schools to register as charities with the Charities Regulator. The Charities Regulator is working in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills to facilitate the registration of all Primary Schools and Post-Primary Schools in Ireland. This partnership will simplify the application process and limit the administrative burden on schools.

The application for registration will be made via an on-line system, which will be pre-populated with publicly available information obtained from the Department of Education and Skills. The Charities Regulator will issue an invitation to register to all schools via email with security information and further guidance in due course. The registration of primary schools will commence in March, 2016 and will be followed by Post-Primary Schools in April, 2016.

User Guide for Primary Schools: Primary Schools Userguide.pdf
User Guide for Post-Primary Schools: Post Primary Schools Userguide.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.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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