Frequently asked questions

On this page you will find a collection of questions that the Association are often asked in relation to charity work and activity in Jersey. Some link through to further information while others allow you to download documents or forms from our website or link to relevant third party sites.

 

Becoming a Member of the Association of Jersey Charities is a fairly simple process.  Read More ...

The Association support a wide range of activities throughout the year. Here is a round up of previous year’s grants. Read More ...
There are many things to consider when organising a public event.  Here you will find information to help you do this. Read More ...
All members need to complete an Annual Return which must be forwarded to the Administrator by 31st March each year.  These forms will be surface mailed to all Members at the end of each year.  However further forms are available here
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You will need a permit to hold any kind of 'gambling' based event.  .This includes lotteries, raffles, bingo, cinema racing, crown & anchor.  You will find the information needed on the Jersey Gambling Commission Read More ...
A well run charity achieves high standards and attracts public confidence and support. The Executive Committee of the Association of Jersey Charities expects every member charity to aspire to high standards and will work with it towards ensuring that it meets these required standards. Find out more from the Chariites Commission website.
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Click here to download instructions on how to reclaim GST - you must be a 'Jersey' charity, exempt from Income Tax to qualify.
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Members can apply for a grant under the following criteria.

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We have a set of specimen constitutions available on this website. They are provided on the clear understanding that they are no more than a discussion document. No specimen constitution will necessarily accommodate any group’s requirements but hopefully these documents will guide and help those contemplating establishing a charity in the Island. Specimen constitutions can be found here Read More ...

All non profit organisations in Jersey with an annual turnover of £1,000 or more must make a return to the Jersey Financial Services Commission under the Non Profit Organisation (Jersey) Law 2008. Find out more at the JFSC website.

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The Bailiff exercises a customary right (which derives from the prohibition against begging) over the collecting of money in public places. The permission of the Bailiff rather than the Connetable, is required for any such public collection.

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Any charity established in Jersey is strictly liable to income tax unless it is exempt under the provisions of Article 115(a) of the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961 which states:

Exemption from income tax shall be granted in respect of any income derived from the property of a corporation, association or trust established (in the Island) for a charitable object or for the service of any church or chapel, or any building used solely for the purpose of divine worship and in so far as such income is applied to those purposes.
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Jersey does not have a charities law or a charities commission, therefore Jersey charities are not registered with any regulator.  The Jersey Law Commission is currently reviewing the law on charities and also whether there ought to be a supervisory body, similar to the UK charity commissioners.

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