CharityData (Beta)


CharityData has been created by Olly Benson using data supplied by the Charity Commission under an Open Government Licence.

The service is provided with no warranty for its availabilty or accuracy. Please note that the site is hosted at cost by Olly Benson and a fair usage agreement applies.

About the data

For more extensive information on the data, please see the Charity Commission data definition webpage. Guidance on Annual Returns and Annual Accounts is also available.

Service development

Short term development

The service is currently in beta, which means that there are parts of it that are still in development.

  1. Improve switch between search query and search results page
  2. Develop the search functionality on the annual report/return and Part B data
Medium term development
  1. Re-factor the core search functionality; to improve the functionality.
Long term development
  1. Allow charities to add additional data to their entry (ie social media channels)
  2. Move to more robust platform (eg Google App Engine)
  3. Automate the monthly update based on the data published from Charity Commission.



If you have any comments or feedback about this service, please contact Olly Benson using the form below or tweet @ollybenson.

Please note, any inaccuracies in the data should be reported to the Charity Commission who supply the data, not to the email address above. Corrections will be made the next time the monthly data is published and then uploaded from the Charity Commission website.