how do I find out if a charity is registered here in Spain - without actually asking the organisation itself?
that's all I know tooIt's an interesting question and has been raised on other forums but never with an answer so I have no idea. Have a look at Spain charities guide find a charity to donate or volunteer for child elderly homeless organizations and more. and see if the one you are looking at is listed there. I understand that the carity system in Spain is very similar to that in the UK and that they must have a registered number. Other than that I know nothing.
The only thing I would say to that is that it appears to be less costly to set up a charity in the UK if you are a non profit organisation and your yearly returns are under a certain amount.I understand that the carity system in Spain is very similar to that in the UK and that they must have a registered number.
this one could be registered anywhere in Europe I guess............. but why wouldn't they put the reg. no on the websiteThe only thing I would say to that is that it appears to be less costly to set up a charity in the UK if you are a non profit organisation and your yearly returns are under a certain amount.
We have found several charities operating in Spain are actually registered in the UK and it appears they are operating legally.
(of course I could be wrong...)
sounds like it's not a legal requirement then -it is in the UK.............I think there is a register, but I can't find any mention of it anywhere. The charity thta I colaborate with and which is an internationally recognised doesn't have any kind of number or reference on its website either...
I expect there's something in the BOE. Mary should know...
yes - I would have thought it's a legal requirement to be registered, although when I did a bit of googling I came up with info to the contraryOK I could be wrong (OH says I am most of the time) but my understanding is that it IS a legal requirement to be a registered charity in Spain, just like in UK.
Have a look at the WHOIS of the website.yes - I would have thought it's a legal requirement to be registered, although when I did a bit of googling I came up with info to the contrary
which doesn't help me in finding out if this particular one is registered............. - or if the money is going where everyone thinks it is
I know who the owner is - I'm just not convinced it's really a charityHave a look at the WHOIS of the website.
Unless it is private (and why would a charity wish to be private....?) then you can find out the name of the owner of the website.
It may give you further clues...
I know....... everything I've found points to there being no governing body for charities in Spain - nor any registration requirement - just a CIF number, which is what registered companies have to haveThen you have no alternative but to ask them for details of their registration.
Not great I know....
I thought of that............ their CIF number isn't anywhere public either, as far as I can seeMy wife works (volunteers) for a local charity - PEPA. On their website it quotes a charity registration number "Registered Charity G.97646921"
They publish their financials on the web site.
Have you tried einforma dot com? With their CIF number, you get to see their published accounts.