Trustees' Annual Reporting Conference

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4 June 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

The preparation of the Trustees Annual Report, and transmission of it to the Charity Commission, is a legal requirement for all registered charities but it doesn't have to be a tick box exercise...

The Trustees Annual Report (TAR) must include information on how a charity has fulfilled its charitable purposes and other specific information.  It is an opportunity for charities to demonstrate, not just to the Charity Commission, but to its members, beneficiaries, donors, funders and other stakeholders how they are making a difference to the very people that they are there to help.    

This conference will give participants the opportunity to hear about:

  • The legal requirements for content and reporting to regulators
  • Using inspiring impact for public benefit reporting
  • Reporting to the Commission, getting it right 
  • Getting your reserves policy right
  • What funders look for on the charity register
  • Developing a governance planning framework


  • Jenny Ebbage, Partner, Edwards & Co Solicitors
  • Sandra Bailie, Head of Organisational Development, NICVA
  • Myles McKeown, Head of Compliance & Enquiries, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • Charles Mesquita, Charities Director, Quilter Cheviot
  • Brenda McMullan, Executive Director, Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland
  • Denise Copeland, Governance & Charity Advice Manager, NICVA


Who should attend

Anybody who sits on the board of a charity (charity trustees) or works with or advises charity boards.

This conference is kindly supported by Quilter Cheviot.  Registration and tea/coffee scone will be available from 9.30 AM.  Lunch will be served at 1 PM. 


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