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 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. 

Research in to governance of the sector in 2015

29 May 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

A couple of weeks ago, NICVA asked trustees of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research being carried out by Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd.  

Governance of the Voluntary and Community Sector in 2015

15 May 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Volunteering

NICVA is asking all trustees, committee members and directors of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research which is specifically examining governance in the Sector. 

Consultation on Draft Equality Guidance for Charities in Northern Ireland

18 Feb 2015Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on its draft equality guidance for charities.

Revised Code of Good Governance update

29 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched for consultation on 10 April 2014 by the Developing Governance Group, funding is currently being sought to officially launch the revised Code and revamp its associated resources.

Charity registration – not everyone has got the message

21 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulation, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission issued a December deadline for all charitable organisations to make themselves known to the Commission however there are still organisations which have not already done so.

Charity Commission publishes first statutory inquiry report

20 Jan 2015Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published its first statutory inquiry report into its investigation into Lough Neagh Rescue Ltd.

Charity registration – have you met the December deadline?

10 Dec 2014Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

All voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland must consider if they are eligible to register as a charity and if so, they are legally required to make themselves known to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Useful legislation and governance links

20 Sep 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Links to public bodies, legislation and online resources dealing with relevant regulations and governance.