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Brochures and Presentations


Industrial and Provident Societies               


Co-operative and Friendly Societies               


Charities Organization and the Act of 2013               


Charities Act of 2013 Presentation               

Registration and Application Forms

Charity - Application Form (Charity Form 1)              

Co-operative Society - Registration and Application Form               

Friendly Society - Registration and Application Form              

Renewal of Charity Status (Charity Form 3)


Charity Renewal Process (Guide)              

Application for Registration of Agricultural Loan Society - First Schedule


Application for Certification as an Approved Organization - Second Schedule       

Industrial and Provident Societies



Other Forms

Charity - Fit and Proper Questionnaire (Charity Form 2)             

Signature Request Form (for Charity)

Charity Annual Return (Charity Form 8)

Notice of Change to Charities Authority (Charity Form 7)              

Request for Revocation of Approval (Charity Form 6A)              

Business Plan Template - (For Co-operatives seeking Registration )             

Receipts and Expenditures (Friendly Society Form 3)              

Statement of Affairs Form - (For Friendly Societies seeking Registration)

Dues Listing for Society

Return of Members and Investments (Friendly Society Form 7)

Bonds Form

Arbitration Forms (Co-operative Form 8, 9 & 10 )


Application for Membership within a Friendly Societies (Template)


Application for Membership within a Co-operative Societies (Template)


Nomination Form for Co-operatives (Template)


Nomination Form for Friendly Societies (Template)


Members Register (Template)

Acts and Regulations .


Charities Act, 2013              


Charitable Organizations (Tax Harmonization)(Misc. Provisions) Act, 2013              


Industrial and Provident Societies Act               


Industrial and Provident Societies Regulations              


Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Regulations, 2015             


Co-operative Societies Act              


Co-operative Societies Regulations              


Friendly Societies Act              


Friendly Societies Regulation              


Agricultural Loan Socities Act, 2017              

DCFS Annual Report


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2016 - 2017               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2015 - 2016               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2014 - 2015               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2013 - 2014               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2012 - 2013               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2011 - 2012               


DCFS Annual Report for the period 2010 - 2011               


Backgroung of D.C.F.S

The Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS), an agency within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and fisheries, continues its relentless pursuit of social equity and unity of purpose, which embrace the core values of decency, civility and co-operation. Read more...