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.

Good Governance and Charity reporting seminars

15 Sep 2016Denise Copeland Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission and local support networks are hosting a roadshow of seminars focusing on the new accounting and reporting regulations and the revised code of good governance. 

Autumn governance training series

1 Sep 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance

Charity trustees are ultimately responsible for the charities which they govern and have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice. 

Accounting and reporting guidance published

29 Jul 2016Denise Copeland Charity RegulationGovernance

The Charity Commission has published a suite of guidance on the new accounting and reporting regulations for charities which it consulted on earlier this year following the implementation of new legislation.

Promoting good financial governance

12 May 2016Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, Charity Regulation, Finance

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

DIY Committee Guide rebooted

25 Apr 2016Denise Copeland Developing Governance GroupGovernance

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Accounting and reporting guidance for charities - NICVA response

11 Mar 2016Denise Copeland Charity RegulationGovernance, Policy

NICVA welcomes the Charity Commission’s guidance on the new accounting and reporting regulations. 

Alert for charity registration applicants

26 Feb 2016Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is developing an updated online charity registration application form, which is expected to replace the current online form towards the end of April 2016.

Gambling review update 2016

22 Feb 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation, Fundraising

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

The Charity Commission endorses the revised Code of Good Governance

29 Jan 2016Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched today by the Developing Governance Group at a seminar hosted by NICVA.

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.