Interim fundraising complaints system for N Ireland

With progress on developing arrangements for fundraising regulation for Northern Ireland expected in the autumn, an announcement on the NICVA web pages appeared 29th November.

An NI Fundraising Regulation Working Group has now been established – a “starting point for a full consultation on the way forward”.

The article details the working group membership and its remit:

  • Produce an options appraisal for the proposed options for NI which could be used as an engagement tool by the sector.
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NI charity regulator opens up data

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is embracing Open Data, according to its news release. It is one of the first non-departmental bodies to take the step, as part of a public sector drive towards greater transparency.

It will make information it holds open to third parties, in an accessible format, covering:

  • Charities that are listed on the public register of charities including details of their purposes, beneficiaries and public address
  • Charity income and expenditure – added as charities complete their annual monitoring return
  • Data generated through research undertaken into public trust and confidence in charities in Northern Ireland.
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Short survey for NI faith based organisations

Northern Ireland’s sector umbrella body NICVA is currently delivering infrastructure support for faith based organisations on behalf of the Department for Communities. As part of this work, they have produced a short survey for faith based organisations to complete, in order to understand the needs of these organisations and the work that they do with the wider community in Northern Ireland.

The survey closes at 4pm, 2nd December. » Continue reading news item ... “Short survey for NI faith based organisations”

Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU

Northern Ireland’s sector body NICVA has created a web page to “collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union”. The hub will seek to provide information and updates on the many unanswered questions around important EU issues such as rights, environmental protections, employment law and sector funding.

Most of the links on there so far have a Northern Ireland focus, but still worth those elsewhere in the UK keeping an eye out on NICVA’s web page. » Continue reading news item ... “Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU”

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. » Continue reading news item ... “A Northern Ireland charity update”

N Ireland research on trust in charities

New research from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland shows that over three quarters of people in Northern Ireland have a medium to high level of trust and confidence in charities.

Launched by the Communities Minister, this is the first such research from the regulator, and compares well with recent England and Wales research results.

The full ‘Public trust and confidence in charities’ research report (of 105 pages), as well as smaller, snapshot reports focusing on specific areas,  are available from the CCNI news item. » Continue reading news item ... “N Ireland research on trust in charities”