Charities Acts 1961 and 1973 Applications

We provide a range of services to charities pursuant to the Charities Acts 1961 and 1973 (as amended)

Charities Acts 1961 and 1973 Applications

The Charities Regulator acquired the functions of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland (CCDB) and the CCDB were dissolved pursuant to Part 6 of the Charities Act 2009.  This section outlines the services we provide pursuant to section 82 of the Charities Act 2009. 

The CCDB were established by Statute in 1844 to ensure ‘the more effectual application of charitable donations and bequests in Ireland’.  They were mandated under the Charities Acts 1961 and 1973 to provide services to trustees of charities and to assist in the carrying out of the intentions of persons making donations and bequests to charity. 

Please note the following: All applications are now submitted online, via the Charities Regulator 'MyAccount' system. Before you submit an application for any of the services we provide to charities, you must either login or create a new account in 'MyAccount'  You will find more information about this system by clicking this link here.Please read the User Guide(s) relevant to your application before starting the process, as they also outline the list of requirements for each application.

User Guides and Application Forms for the following:

Other Queries

If you have another query, relating to Charities Acts 1961 and 1973 Applications, but not outlined above, please contact us using the Query Form on the 'Contact Us' page.  Select 'Charity Services' from the drop down list under 'Category'.

Submit an Application here