The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has now commenced compulsory registration of charities. We provide the sector with the most up to date information on the key changes in charity regulation. For the latest on new charity regulations and a history of recent charity law reform in NI, please see our dedicated charity regulation webpage.
The Department for Communities is consulting on a draft Scheme of Delegation for the Charity Commission which details decisions to be made by staff, senior management and those which are reserved for a committee of the Commissioners.
The Department for Communities has set up a Registration Threshold, Registration and Proportionality of Annual Reporting Working Group to commence the work on introducing a threshold for charity registration.
The Charity Commission’s consultation on its draft strategic plan for 2023-2026 and its engagement strategy will close for responses on 6 March at 5.00 PM (extended from the 6 February).
NICVA warmly welcomes the Minister for Communities’s decision that a de-minimis threshold for charity registration should be introduced in Northern Ireland.
The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission would like to invite you to free seminars focusing on governance and an update on charity regulation.
The Charities Act (NI) 2022 will reinstate the vast majority of decisions made by Charity Commission staff prior to the end of May 2019.
Annual reporting for all registered charities is reinstated now that the Charities Act (NI) 2022 has received royal assent.
The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation in NI has launched its report at a special stakeholder on 20 January 2022.