Governance

Our Governance and Charity Advice Service offers information and practical help about good governance for charities on a wide range of topics listed below. You can find out more about governance issues on our Governance and Charity Advice webpage or view our Governance Advice Notes for further support.

Code of Good Governance 3rd Edition

9 Nov 2021Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The 3rd Edition of the Code of Good Governance for voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland was launched in Trustees' Week by the Charity Commission on behalf of the Developing Governance Group.

Code of Good Governance launched in Trustees' Week

5 Nov 2021Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity commission

The revised Code of Good Governance for the voluntary and community sector in NI was officially launched at a special seminar as part of Trustees’ Week.  If you missed this event, you can watch it now at the link below.

Trustees' Week 2021

19 Oct 2021Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity commission, trustees week

Trustees’ Week takes place in the first week of November. It is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of trustees contribute to charities large and small.  

Autumn 2021 training calendar

22 Jun 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, Communications, MediaConnectTraining, Governance, Fundraising

NICVA has a wide range of training on offer for staff, volunteers and board members in the voluntary and community sector. The new dates for the Autumn are now online.

Have your say in the future of charity regulation

30 Apr 2021Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations. 

Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

20 Apr 2021Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  

Making time for governance

29 Jan 2021Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual ReportingGovernance

The past year has been a challenging time for organisations across the sector but technology has enabled many of us to do things differently, whether it be holding our board meetings online or adapting our services to meet public health guidance.

Training and learning opportunities February - March 21

29 Jan 2021Lynda Gould Faith based engagementTraining, Social Media, Governance, Fundraising

Great training opportunities are now available for faith based groups.

AGMs and company house filings

18 Dec 2020Denise Copeland COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, accountability, Charity Regulation

Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.

New training for 2021

15 Dec 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, skills, communication, webinars

We are excited to promote our new training calendar for the first few months of 2021 and we have packed a lot in to suit all sizes and types of organisation.