Registered Charity No. 1134520
Initially we applied for and received registration with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) but once a charity’s income exceeds £5,000 per year it is necessary to apply for full charitable status. This was granted in February 2010.
After successful registration, for every £1.00 donated to the charity by a UK taxpayer, the government will donate £0.25 in terms of a basic tax refund. This money is paid directly to the charity upon the completion of a claim form with all the relevant details and proof of payment. In broadest terms this means that for every £400 raised in the UK the government donates a further £100 in tax refund.
A full constitutional document was approved by HMRC on 28 April 2008 with named Trustees and a defined financial accounting period.
Within the constitutional document the objectives of the charity were defined as:
“To advance the education of children and young people in the Meisori area of Lake Baringo in Kenya by provision of equipment, furniture, educational materials and sponsorship.”