How Well Do You Know Charity Regulation?

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Charity Quizzes & Trivia

What is the threshold for registering a charity with the Charity Commission? What is a CC47? Or a 'scheme'? Test your knowledge of charity regulation with this quick quiz, and find the areas of knowledge that you could do with swotting up on.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Around how many charities are currently registered with the Charity Commission?
    • A. 

      28,000

    • B. 

      108,000

    • C. 

      180,000

    • D. 

      280,000

  • 2. 
    Who are the current chief executive  and chair of the Charity Commission?
    • A. 

      Andrew Hind (CEO) and Dame Suzi Leather (Chair)

    • B. 

      William Shawcross (CEO) and Dame Suzi Leather (Chair)

    • C. 

      Sam Younger (CEO) and William Shawcross (Chair)

    • D. 

      Sam Younger (CEO) and Andrew Hind (Chair)

  • 3. 
    Charities with an annual income over what amount should register with the Charity Commission?
    • A. 

      £5,000

    • B. 

      £10,000

    • C. 

      £20,000

    • D. 

      £30,000

  • 4. 
    In which of these circumstances would you NOT need to register your charity with the Charity Commission?
    • A. 

      Over 90 per cent of income is from individuals

    • B. 

      Over 90 per cent of income is from the public purse

    • C. 

      It is regulated by another organisation, ie a university

    • D. 

      Its head office is in Wales

  • 5. 
    A statutory inquiry is the highest level of inquiry that the Charity Commission can undertake.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Charity Commission will not investigate charities which are under police investigation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is a CC47?
    • A. 

      Accounting guidance

    • B. 

      Charity complaints guidance

    • C. 

      Merger guidance

    • D. 

      Fundraising guidance

  • 8. 
    A charity can have a political purpose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the annual report the Charity Commission publishes on its regulation activity?
    • A. 

      Back on track

    • B. 

      Charity regulation annual report

    • C. 

      Behind the facade

    • D. 

      Making it right

  • 10. 
    What was the most common area of concern raised with the Charity Commission about charities in 2011-12?
    • A. 

      Fraud

    • B. 

      Fundraising techniques

    • C. 

      Terrorism allegations

    • D. 

      Governance issues

  • 11. 
    What is a 'Scheme' in charity regulation terminology?
    • A. 

      A project requiring Charity Commission consent

    • B. 

      A document giving consent to change the charity's governing document

    • C. 

      A merger proposal

    • D. 

      The regulatory framework governing small charities

  • 12. 
    The Charity Commission has no regulatory powers in matters relating to fundraising.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of these is not a 'must' for charity trustees:
    • A. 

      Ensure the charity remains solvent

    • B. 

      Avoid personal conflicts

    • C. 

      Take personal responsibility for their decisions concerning the charity

    • D. 

      Rely on Charity Commission guidance for legal matters

  • 14. 
    Under which of these circumstances can a trustee not resign?
    • A. 

      When leaving an incorporated charity with less trustees than required in its governing document

    • B. 

      When the chairperson has not agreed to the resignation

    • C. 

      When a charity is in the process of electing trustees

    • D. 

      When a charity has an annual income over £100,000