Submit the completed application form to the NGO Coordination Board offices and pay the processing fee of KES 1000 is for the name search and reservation. The name search and reservation takes a half a day to complete. Once a name has been approved, it is reserved for a period of sixty (60) days. How to Apply for Reservation of NGO Name in Kenya
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group that is organized on a local, national or international level.
You are expected to propose three (3) names in order of priority for the organization to be registered.
Submit the completed application form to the NGO Coordination Board offices and pay the processing fee of KES 1000 is for the name search and reservation. Payments by Cheque or cash should be made to: NGO’s co-Ordination Board Account no: 01136030582102 Co-operative bank Co-op house branch
The name search and reservation takes a half a day to complete.
Once a name has been approved, it is reserved for a period of sixty (60) days.
An applicant can renew the reservation on the expiry of the name reservation period for a further sixty (60) days on payment of a further Kenya Shillings Five hundred (KES 500).
Before an application to change a name is made, the applicant should submit the name of the NGO for approval from the Director of the Non-Governmental Organizations Board. This is done by filling Form 2 and Submitting the filled form to the Registry for conducting the search.
The registry will search and recommend the reservation.
Submission of reserved name to the Programmes Manager for approval.
Pay applicable fees and submit proof of payment together with the application.
Full name of applicant
Three proposed names in order of priority.
Need for the Document
An NGO needs to be registered for it to carry out its objectives in Kenya. For it to be register it needs a name to operate with. Reservation allows the NGO to reserve its name during its registration.
Any Non-Governmental Organization that wants to register or change its name is supposed to seek from the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board approval of the name.
Information which might help
The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board is a State Corporation established by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990. The Board has the responsibility of regulating and enabling the NGO sector in Kenya.
The Board is currently under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
All NGO applications should be typed or filled in block letters.
All applications MUST contain ORIGINAL signatures of the officials and members as applicable.
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