In all cases M&G wish to verify the Charity itself, regardless of how the investment is registered.
We understand that charitable bodies may have been constituted by one of a number of methods and we’ve put together a list of documents that we can accept as proof of identity for verification purposes.
First, we require you to supply all documents from the section most relevant to your charity’s constitution below:
(In all cases where a Scheme issued by the Charity Commission or Court has superseded the original governing document then this is also required):
If you are a trust:
- The Trust deed or declaration of trust
- Any subsequent deeds dealing with any changes of trustees
If you are a company limited by guarantee:
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
If you are an unincorporated association:
- The written constitution of the association
- Any rules governing the association
If you are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) or Scottish Incorporated Organisation (SCIO):
- The written constitution of the organisation
If you are a body incorporated by Royal Charter:
- Copy of the relevant royal charter
If you are a body constituted by Act of Parliament:
- Written confirmation of the Act concerned
If you are a Parochial Church Council (PCC):
- Diocesan records confirming the creation of the PCC
If you are another religious body or place of worship (and not governed by any other documents in this section):
- Written confirmation of existence from the regional headquarters of the religious denomination concerned
We recommend that you don’t send original documents through the post using a non-secure service as we can’t accept liability for their safety en route to us.
We’re happy to accept copies of documentation if they’re certified by a professional person. See 'Who can certify copy documents' for details.
We return all documentation to you using a recorded delivery service.
The identity of individuals designated as controllers for the investment must also be verified, see below.