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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

Charities should submit two (2) copies of documents (along with the original for verification) »»

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 (ALS & AO Act) 

Application for Certification as an Approved Organization
- Second Schedule (ALS & AO Act) 

Application for Postponement of Annual General Meeting (FIRST SCHEDULE of the Amended Co-operative Regulation)                

Industrial and Provident Societies



Other Forms

Charity - Fit and Proper Questionnaire (Charity Form 2)             

      Guidance Note for Fit and Proper Trustees            

Signature Request Form (for Charity)

Charity Annual Return (Charity Form 8)

      Guidance Note on Filing of Returns and the Maintenance of Accounts            

Notice of Change to Charities Authority (Charity Form 7)              

Request for Revocation of Approval (Charity Form 6A)              

ALSA & AO - Fit and Proper Questionnaire             

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 for Co-operative Friendly Societies (Template)


Members Register for Friendly Societies (Template)


Form of Transfer for Shares for Co-operatives (Template)

Special Declaration (Wording recommended by Jamaica Customs Agency)

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              


Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Regulations, 2021              


Friendly Societies Act              


Friendly Societies Regulation              


Agricultural Loan Socities and Approved Organizations 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, Investment and Commerce, continues its relentless pursuit of social equity and unity of purpose, which embrace the core values of decency, civility and co-operation. Read more...