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.

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.

New charity accounting and reporting legislation

7 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Department for Social Development (DSD) has made new legislation which will cover the accounting and reporting requirements for all registered charities in Northern Ireland.

Recognising and developing your trustees

3 Nov 2015Sandra Bailie Governance and Charity Advicetrustees, Governance, Training, skills development

This Trustees’ week is a great opportunity to recognise the vital work that the thousands of trustees in Northern Ireland do to lead and serve their organisations.

NICVA response on the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015

16 Oct 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

NICVA has submitted its response to DSD on the charities accounting and reporting consultation and is urging all organisations to do the same.

Goodwill Gifts goes from strength to strength

12 Oct 2015Sandra Bailie undefinedmembership, support, Training, networks, Fundraising, Governance

Goodwill Gifts is a voluntary group that organises events and activities to increase inclusion of Asian and ethnic minority groups in the Omagh and Enniskillen area.

Regulating Fundraising For The Future

23 Sep 2015Deirdre Murphy Fundraising, Governance and Charity AdviceFundraising, Governance

Sir Suart Etherington Chief Executive of NICVA’s sister organisation in England (NCVO), chaired a cross party review of fundraising regulation for the Minister for Civil Society.