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The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
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Press office

If you are a journalist or researcher interested in the work of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, the following information may be of interest to you.

The Commission 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.

The Commission, established in March 2009, is a non-departmental public body supported by the Department for Communities (DfC), and was constituted by the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

All our recent news releases are available online here.

The press office provides information for journalists about how the Commission works, particularly in relation to issues that regularly attract press interest. You can contact the Commission's press office using the details below:

  • For all general press office enquiries during opening hours, telephone 028 3832 0169
  • For urgent press enquiries outside these hours, call 07827338978
  • Alternatively you can email us at
Further information

For information or comments on areas of our work that we are frequently asked about by journalists and media researchers, please visit our Frequently raised topics section.

The Commission is also working to develop a bi-annual newsletter, providing information and updates on charity regulation and the work of the Commission throughout the year. This newsletter will be available soon.

Alternatively, you may be interested in one of the following areas: