Charity Regulation

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

Charity trustee training - Autumn series

17 Sep 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation, Finance, GDPR

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 

Charity Commission suspends charity registration

5 Sep 2019Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity commission, Charity Regulation, Sector Issues; Funding

The Charity Commission is currently not registering charitable organisations due to a High Court ruling which was handed down on 16th May.   

NICVA’s Trustees’ Annual Reporting Conference

20 Jun 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation, accountability

This year’s Trustees’ conference, held on 4 June 2019, was all about the Trustee Annual Report (TAR).  

Charities ‘in default’

20 Feb 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulationaccounting, Charity Regulation, Charity commission

There are currently 474 charities classified as being ‘in default’ on the charity register. 

Charity trustee training series

14 Jan 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Training, Finance, Charity Regulation

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 

Basic finance training for small charities

6 Dec 2018Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance, Charity Regulation

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

NICVA response to Charity Commission's strategic plan

9 Nov 2018Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Commission is developing a new strategic plan to guide its work from 2019-2022.  It's consultation is open until 5pm on Monday 12 November 2018.  

Is your charity annual monitoring return due?

18 Oct 2018Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission has issued text alerts to trustees and updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return with helpful screenshots of the online return.  

Good governance and charity reporting

13 Apr 2018Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Developing Governance Group has arranged two further good governance and charity reporting seminars with the Charity Commission and local support networks in both Omagh and Newry. 

Cross-border working is rewarding – when you know how

13 Feb 2018Neil Wilson Charity RegulationBrexit, Charity commission, Charity Regulation

A sell-out conference for charities working both North and South of the border heard from several speakers who outlined the specific challenges they faced and how they met them.