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Decisions on waiving trustee disqualifications

Under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 there are certain conditions that disqualify an individual from being the trustee of a charity, for example, where an individual has been made bankrupt or has previously been removed as a charity trustee.  

Where an individual who is already a charity trustee becomes disqualified they must step down from their position. Any individual who is disqualified under the legislation must not apply for a position as a charity trustee.  

There is provision for an individual who is disqualified to apply for a waiver of disqualification, either generally or in relation to a particular charity or class of charities. A waiver can be granted at the discretion of the Commission, which may enable that individual to take up a position as trustee at a charity. 

For more information on applying for a waiver of a disqualification, including what information may be required and how and the Commission’s waiver assessment processes,  please see our guidance, which is available here.

The Commission’s decisions in relation to applications to waive a trustee disqualification are available in the spreadsheet below.

20150728 Decisions on waiving trustee disqualifications

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