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Charity essentials

This section will provide links to the Commission's online guidance, factsheets and other resources which are aimed at supporting charities in maintaning good governance.

Charity registration - information on charity registration in Northern Ireland.

Registration support - access to a range of guidance and tools to support charities in understanding and completing the charity registration process.

The public benefit requirement statutory guidance - detailed guidance to promote awareness and understanding of the public benefit requirement for any organisation wishing to be recognised as a charity in Northern Ireland.

Starting a charity - guidance and information for individuals or organisations considering starting a new charity.

Managing your charity - guidance and resources to support charities in ensuring the proper procedures and policies are in place to manage the charity’s resources effectively and, where approriate, to make changes to their charity.

Running your charity -  detailed guidance aimed at supporting charity trustees on key aspects of running a charity effectively.

Charity accounting and reporting requirements - what charities registered with the Commission need to send to the Commission each year, how detailed your charity's accounts and report need to be and why they are essential.

Charity essentials - information and advice to help charities understand and meet their obligations across a range of essential areas:

Thematic reports and case studies - confidential case studies and reports on concerns about charities to assist other charities in ensuring they have the right systems and processes in place.

Publications and guidance

The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)

Download Financial Action Task Force (FATF) PDF (164.5 KB)

A guide to a councillor's role as charity trustee:

Download 20121010 A guide to a councillor's role as charity trustee PDF (172.9 KB)