There are a number of benefits associated with registering your organisation as a charity, including the following:
The confidence of the public in the ability of your organisation to represent and help the needs of the community in accordance with charity law.
You are likely to find it easier to raise funds and may be eligible for grants from local or central government, the European Union or other charitable organisations which support your charitable purposes.
You will be able to seek advice and assistance directly from the Charity Commission who will help with any problems you may have.
There are many tax advantages to being registered as a charity, including reliefs from income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax, inheritance tax on gifts to charities and stamp duty land tax. Business rate relief may also be available. Legal Clarity does not advise on taxation matters but your accountant or other tax adviser will be able to assist you here.