PCCs are charities, and their members are Charity Trustees. In this section, we offer some resources to help PCCs and their members.
Those PCCs with annual incomes over £100,000 are required by law to register with the Charity Commission. Click here for full guidance on the process for registering your PCC if your income is above this threshold. For registered PCCs, we also offer guidance on when you should show your registered status, and the on-line process for submitting Annual Accounts and Returns. Registered charities will also need to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
We have produced an 8 page leaflet to introduce PCC members to their roles and responsibilities as Charity Trustees. This has been done in conjunction with the Charity Commission, based on their publication CC3a ‘The Essential Trustee’. As well as an online version of the Trusteeship booklet (pdf 105kb) there is also an easily printed locally version of the Trusteeship booklet or you can order copies at 10p each through the “Order Resources” page. There is also a short guide for PCC members: what every PCC member needs to know about finance
Forms for Electoral Rolls and for Annual Church Meetings
Click here for the forms you need to revise your electoral roll and run the parish’s annual parochial church meeting.
Click here to find out more about the documents which set out governance arrangements for PCCs.
Good Practice with Reserves & Restricted Funds
Click here to see guidance on managing risks – with checklists and examples.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see our page of FAQs about PCCs as Charities.