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Donations to unregistered charities

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Can a Parish Council donate to an unregistered Charity who are raising funds to ensure all local villages have a defibrillator?
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They can do so, ideally the small charity would still be registered with HMRC, - they get an ID from them, before registering with the charity commission.

The other way is to set up a public subscription, and pass the funds through the Parish Council, allowing them to recover the VAT and be the ambulance service's nominated body to look after the unit - which many groups forget the ongoing maintenance costs of pads and batteries that need to be replaced.

As the Parish has a statutory power to provide and maintain lifesaving equipment, it would also be exempt from the free resource spending limit.
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