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Charity validation

All charities and community organisations on Localgiving.com are subject to a thorough validation process. We do this to ensure that any donation made through Localgiving.com is going to a legitimate charitable cause.

Our validation process involves a number of security checks to determine that, in addition to meeting eligibility criteria, the charity or community organisation is:

• A legitimate entity with clear charitable aims and objectives

• Not engaged in any fraudulent activity

• Operated by suitable parties

• Has a local constitution and bank account and can guarantee the money will be spent locally

Validation is an important part of our commitment to provide local communities with a trusted source of bona fide local charities that work toward genuinely charitable aims. The goal of our validation process is to provide supporters with peace of mind, enabling everyone to give with confidence.

How validation works

Upon registration with Localgiving.com, charities and community organisations are sent a form to fill out, which tells us what they do, where and how they operate. Additionally, we work closely with selected Community Foundations partner and charity regulators, including the Charity Commission and Companies House, so we can confidently verify the authenticity of an organisation, its management, finances and objectives.

Charities and community organisations are also required to undergo revalidation each year they remain on Localgiving.com to ensure they are still in operation and remain eligible.

For more information about validation, please contact our Validation Team: validation@localgiving.com