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

Consultation on Draft Equality Guidance for Charities in Northern Ireland

18 Feb 2015Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on its draft equality guidance for charities.

Revised Code of Good Governance update

29 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched for consultation on 10 April 2014 by the Developing Governance Group, funding is currently being sought to officially launch the revised Code and revamp its associated resources.

Charity registration – not everyone has got the message

21 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulation, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission issued a December deadline for all charitable organisations to make themselves known to the Commission however there are still organisations which have not already done so.

Charity Commission publishes first statutory inquiry report

20 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published its first statutory inquiry report into its investigation into Lough Neagh Rescue Ltd.

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?