If you have not previously logged in to the Charity Portal, you will need to sign up for a new account.
You can do this by following the steps below:
On the Charity Portal log-in page, click 'Sign up now'
Enter your email address, click on 'Send verification code'
It is important that you use your own email address, not a shared address or a generic charity one. This is because the email address you use will be linked to your own personal account in the Charity Portal.
You will receive an email that contains a 6-digit code. Use this code to verify your email address before continuing.
The email will be from 'Microsoft on behalf of ACNC' and its title will be 'ACNC account email verification code'.
Type in the verification code then click 'Verify code'
The verification code is only valid for a short amount of time. If you do not use it soon after receiving it, it will become invalid and you will have to request a new one.
Complete the remaining details and click 'Create'
You will need to put your password in twice to confirm it. The rules for the password will appear as you type yours in.