The Role of the Charity Commissioner

The Jersey Charity Commissioner is independent of the States of Jersey and maintains a register of Jersey charities including community groups, religious charities, schools, grant-giving charities and major care providers. The Commissioner ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work.

What Are Our Aims?

The Commissioner seeks to:

  • Help the public to have more confidence in charities
  • Help charity governors to understand and comply with their legal duties
  • Keep registration and reporting straightforward and proportionate

What Are Our Aims?

The Commissioner seeks to:

  • Help the public to have more confidence in charities
  • Help charity governors to understand and comply with their legal duties
  • Keep registration and reporting straightforward and proportionate

We Want to Hear Your Views

Jersey’s new Charity Commissioner, John Mills CBE, was appointed in July 2017. Since then he has been developing plans for the Island’s public register of charities, to be set up under the Charities Law enacted in 2014 by the States of Jersey.

He has been meeting with a wide range of people in the charity sector and finance industry to hear their views about the new regulatory regime. This important process of engagement continues.

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