Northern Ireland’s charity regulator has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it affects them.
As stated in Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s news item:
Equality legislation requires service providers, including charities, not to discriminate on certain grounds when they provide services to the public. There are, however, some exceptions for charities which allow them to be established or operate for the benefit of certain groups of people, and not others.
The guidance, developed with the assistance of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, provides an overview of these key aspects of equality legislation as well as signposting to relevant support. Do note that there is specific NI equalities legislation, so not all of this will be relevant for the rest of the UK.
Link to the Equality guidance for charities in Northern Ireland.