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.

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.  

The Charity Commission values your opinion

27 Aug 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on its proposed strategic plan and will be hosting its first public meeting.

DSD Consultation on Accounting and Reporting by Charities

26 Aug 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The Department for Social Development has launched its consultation on the draft Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations which will affect all charities registered in Northern Ireland.

How good is your governance?

7 Aug 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

Recent media coverage of a large charity in England having to shut down because of financial issues has hopefully prompted those sitting on boards of charities to think about their own governance practice.

New equality guidance for charities

26 Jun 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it may apply to them.

Calling all Committee Members/Trustees

15 Jun 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The current Governance in the Sector research being carried out by Volunteer Now has been extended to 19 June 2015.