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.

Governance Health Check launched

9 Jun 2022Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity Advice, Webinar RecordingsGovernance, regulation, best practice

The revised Governance Health Check has been launched by the Developing Governance Group at a special online seminar.  If you missed the seminar on 9 June, you can watch the recording below and download the Health Check attached. 

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

7 Mar 2022Sandra Bailie FundraisingGovernance, code of fundraising, Ukraine, crisis

We all have been horrified by what is happening in Ukraine and naturally want to help. Charities are active in Ukraine and surrounding countries supporting refugees and worldwide lobbying and raising funds.

NICVA response on the draft gambling codes of practice

25 Feb 2022Denise Copeland Fundraising Regulation, Policy & Public Affairs, Governance and Charity Advicedigital fundraising, Fund Raising, Governance

NICVA has submitted a response to the Department for Communities consultation on the draft code of practice for gambling operators which includes anyone conducting a society lottery.  

Basic finance tutorial videos

22 Feb 2022Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Annual Reporting, Finance, Governance

NICVA has developed a series of tutorial videos to help treasurers and trustees of small to medium sized voluntary led organisations understand the basics of financial record keeping and good financial governance.

Basic finance tutorial videos launched

17 Feb 2022Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

NICVA has developed a series of tutorial videos to help treasurers and trustees of small to medium sized voluntary led organisations understand the basics of financial record keeping and good financial governance.

Trustee training series, 2022

7 Jan 2022Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, Charity Annual Reporting, risk assessment, Finance

This series of online training is designed specifically for charity trustees and those staff whose work contributes to the good governance of the organisation. 

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, Webinar Recordings

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.  

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.