Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association appeals to charity tribunal against registration refusal

The Charity Commission turned down the association's application in February because it was 'not established exclusively for charitable purposes'

Target shooting
Target shooting

The Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association has appealed to the charity tribunal against the Charity Commission’s refusal to register it as a charity.

The CTSA acts as a county association, running small-bore target-shooting leagues for its affiliated clubs and their members, and also runs a shooting range.

In a decision on the organisation’s application for charitable status, published on 10 February, the commission said it "had concluded that CTSA is not established for exclusively charitable purposes for the public benefit". However, that decision did acknowledge that the association’s objects concerning the promotion of inclusive target shooting and education could be considered charitable.

The CTSA’s appeal was made on 16 March and made public in an update to the tribunal’s register of cases published last week. The tribunal is now waiting for the commission to respond to the appeal.

Third Sector contacted the CTSA, but was told it would not make any comment at this stage.

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