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.

NICVA here to help Trustees all year round

5 Nov 2019Sandra Bailie Governance and Charity AdviceTraining, advice, Governance, support

NICVA is celebrating Trustees' week this week. We want to recognise and value the important and yet often unnoticed work that Trustees do across Northern Ireland to lead organisations and ensure that they are well governed. 

31 Oct - Charity annual reporting deadline

21 Oct 2019Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, accounting, Governance

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 January - 31 December then you will have a deadline of 31 October in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.   

Code of good governance consultation

24 Sep 2019Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations.

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. 

Look to NICVA to meet your training needs

23 Jul 2019Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, Governance, Fundraising, skills, courses, accreditation

September is approaching, we are thinking about “back to school” - are you thinking about your own learning and development needs in the next few months?

Developing a governance planning framework

20 Jun 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance Advice Notes, Governance

Creating a governance calendar is a very practical and effective way for organisations to develop their own planning framework to help them identify their key governance events and requirements throughout the course of a year.

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).  

Double Check Your Annual Reporting Documents, Warns Charity Regulator

22 May 2019Shauna O'Neill Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

Charity bank statements, instructions on how to play Bridge and a grant application are just some of the unexpected information submitted to Northern Ireland’s charity regulator under the annual reporting programme, it has been revealed.

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.