Charities SORP

Application guidance for charity accounting

Join us: The new SORP development process and the 2019-20 recruitment campaign

The SORP-making body's recruitment to the new SORP Committee and SORP engagement partners has closed. Applicants were sought from the UK and Ireland from those interested or knowledgeable about charity financial reporting whether donors, funders, commentators, accountants, trustees, auditors, independent examiners or advisors. 

To ensure that views are heard early in the process from those using charity trustees' annual reports and accounts and from preparers of charity accounts, we were looking for engagement partners to join us as part of a new engagement process. We looked to recruit engagement partners, individuals or organisations, who wanted to help us. We look to work with our engagement partners to build on the achievements of the retiring SORP Committee in exploring topical issues of governance, transparency, simplification (tiered reporting) and the reporting needs of smaller charities. 

We plan to have the new arrangements in place by March 2020.

Launch briefing - PDF

Recruitment pack for a SORP engagement partner (closing date for applications was 17 February 2020) - PDF | Microsoft Word

Recruitment pack for the SORP Committee (closing date for applications was 22 November 2019) - PDF | Microsoft Word

SORP Committee and SORP engagement partner privacy notices

SORP ethnicity and disability monitoring form - PDF | Microsoft Word
Applicants to both the SORP Committee or a SORP engagement strand were requested to complete this form

These changes were part of the SORP-making body’s implementation of the findings from the SORP governance review published in June 2019:

Guiding the Development of the Charities SORP - PDF