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 registration – have you met the December deadline?

10 Dec 2014Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

All voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland must consider if they are eligible to register as a charity and if so, they are legally required to make themselves known to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Charity registration and regulation update - October 2014

31 Oct 2014Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

Since its establishment in 2009, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is now exercising most of its statutory powers after what may have appeared (in its early days) as a slow start.

Useful legislation and governance links

20 Sep 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Links to public bodies, legislation and online resources dealing with relevant regulations and governance.

Viewfinder 16

24 Apr 2014Andrea Thornbury ResearchViewfinder (Research), Charity Regulation, Open Data, Funding

This viewfinder survey focuses on prompt payment for grant claims, charity registration, open data and the role of media in influencing public opinion

The Charity Commission endorses Code of Good Governance

14 Apr 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched for consultation by the Developing Governance Group (DGG) at a seminar on Thursday, 10 April 2014.

Charitable Status

14 Apr 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance Advice Notes, Charity Regulation

This article will answer the key question - how do I get charitable status for my organisation?

Charity Commission Publishes Online Registration Tutorial

11 Apr 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published a new, online registration tutorial to assist organisations applying to register as a Northern Ireland charity.

Interim Reporting Requirements

1 Apr 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission has launched its interim reporting requirements for those charities that have registered with the Commission.

Charity Regulation and Good Governance Roadshow

20 Mar 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity Regulation

Now that the Charity Commission has established the register of charities, and has its powers of investigation and enforcement, what does this mean in practice for charities on the ground?

NICVA becomes one of first registered charities

16 Dec 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

NICVA has become one of the first registered charities in Northern Ireland.