A Northern Ireland charity update

Three quite short items of interest to any charities operating in Northern Ireland, and a little for the Republic too.

Good Governance roadshow

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Developing Governance Group, is running a series of seminars offering charities advice and information on the latest developments in charity regulation.

The series began in Belfast at NICVA on 3rd October, and a further seven take place around NI from 19th October to 1st December. Each event has different booking arrangements, but all are free. See the news release for details.

Consultation on government sector support

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities launched a consultation on ‘proposals for the provision of strategic support to the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland 2017-2021’ in September. Sector umbrella body NICVA has an article here  or go direct to the consultation pages. Runs to 2nd November. T

Regulatory overview from the Republic

The Chief Executive Officer of Ireland’s new Charities Regulator provides an overview of his approach to regulating and protecting charities on Charity Commission NI’s blog pages. It’s missing a link to the Charities Regulator’s own website.

Charities Institute Ireland

From Fundraising UK: Fundraising Ireland and the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group have branded their merged organisation as Charities Institute Ireland.

New resources for small voluntary groups

Our favourite Republic of Ireland sector consultant has helped put together some new handbooks which are for “groups with an environmental/sustainable living focus, but are suitable for all small groups that are run solely by volunteers or that may only have one or two members of paid staff”. So they must be good. Download link in Whitebarn Consulting’s short item.