Raising funds to provide direct practical help
Friends of Meisori School


Raising funds to provide direct practical help

Meisori Schoolchildren


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.”