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It could be you - monthly prize draw for switched-on charities

It could be you - monthly prize draw for switched-on charities

CHARITY COMMISSION News Release (PR 23/07) issued by The Government News Network on 23 October 2007

Has your charity won £1,000? The Charity Commission, which regulates the 190,000 registered charities in England and Wales, today publishes the list of all charity winners from its monthly online services prize draw.

Each month, to encourage smaller charities with an income of under £250k to use its online services the Commission holds a random £1,000 prize draw. All smaller charities completing their annual returns, sending in their annual report or accounts or simply updating their details online are eligible to win. Using the online service helps cut down the time charities spend on paperwork. It's available round the clock and provides immediate confirmation that a charity's information has been received safely and securely through a secure password.

Andrew Hind, the Commission's Chief Executive, said,

"17 smaller charities have already won cash simply by using our online services to meet requirements they have to comply with anyway. £1,000 can make a big difference to your charity's work so why not give our online facility a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. It could be you."

See the 'Click online' link on our Homepage at http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk for more information about online services and to see the list of winners so far.

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Notes to editors:

1. The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charitable activity in England and Wales. For more information see our website at http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk

2. The first prize draw took place in June 2006 and over 18,000 charities have completed their annual returns online this year. All charities can access online services through a secure password.

3. Regional breakdowns of charity numbers and income levels are available from the Commission for all areas in England and Wales.

For more information or to arrange an interview please call:

Sush Amar on 020 7674 2462
Sarah Whalley on 020 7674 2333

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