Unincorporated associations must register with us when they make political contributions of more than £37,270 in a calendar year. Once registered, they must report to us certain gifts that they receive.
An unincorporated association is an association of individuals who have come together to carry out a shared purpose.
An unincorporated association has an identifiable membership which is bound together by identifiable rules or an agreement between the members. These rules set out how the unincorporated association is to be run and managed.
Reporting gifts received
The reporting thresholds below apply for gifts received until 31 December 2023. For gifts received from 1 Jan 2024, new thresholds will apply:
All reporting thresholds of £7,500 will increase to £11,180
All reporting thresholds of £1,500 will increase to £ 2,230
If you are required to register on or after 1 January 2024, the new reporting thresholds will apply to all gifts received, including those received before 1 January 2024.
Once registered with the us, unincorporated associations must tell us about reportable gifts that they have received in the calendar years before, of and following their registration. A gift includes anything given or transferred to any officer, member, trustee or agent of an unincorporated association in that person's capacity within the association.
Reportable gifts include:
a single gift of more than £7,500
two or more gifts given by the same person in the same calendar year which total more than £7,500. You only count individual gifts worth more than £500 toward this total
any additional gift given by source that you have already reported as having given a gift in that calendar year, if it has a value of more than £1,500
The register on this page only includes donations received and accepted by unincorporated associations which are not also members associations. You can search the Political Finance database to review donations received and accepted by members associations.