Who regulates charities in Northern Ireland?
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, responsible for ensuring Northern Ireland has a dynamic and well governed charities sector in which the public can have confidence.
How do I contact the charities Commission?
The UK phone number for general enquiries is still 0300 066 9197 and the online contact form is: https://forms.charitycommission.gov.uk/enquiry-form/.
How many charities are there in Northern Ireland?
In Northern Ireland independent charitable organisations are common and significant. The sector is estimated at between 7,000 and 12,000 organisations. The Commission commenced the registration of charities in December 2013. Over 6,100 have registered as at January 2020.
Who regulates charities in the UK?
The Charity Commission
What The Charity Commission does. We register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. Charity Commission is a non-ministerial department.
What is a charity in Northern Ireland?
it has exclusively charitable purposes. it is governed by the law of Northern Ireland. it is an institution, that is, it is an organisation that is an independent body, the hallmarks of which include having control and direction over its governance and resources.
How do I contact a Charity Commission UK?
call us: 0300 066 9197 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. use our enquiry form.
Can an English charity operate in Northern Ireland?
They are free to operate in England and Wales without further registration. The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 also established the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI), which registers charities in Northern Ireland.
What charities are in Northern Ireland?
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Who is in charge of Charity Commission?
The current chair is Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, who succeeded William Shawcross in 2018. The commission has four sites in London, Taunton, Liverpool and Newport.
How are charities governed in the UK?
Charities in England and Wales are principally governed by the Charities Act 2011. Section 1 of the Charities Act provides that a charity is an institution which both: Is established for charitable purposes only. Falls under the control of the High Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction with respect to charities.
How do I start a charity in Northern Ireland?
There are 6 steps to setting up a charity.
- Find trustees for your charity – you usually need at least 3.
- Make sure the charity has ‘charitable purposes for the public benefit’.
- Choose a name for your charity.
- Choose a structure for your charity.
- Create a ‘governing document’.