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Industrial and provident societies guidance

As the Northern Ireland register of charities grows, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (the Commission) is committed to providing additional guidance for some organisations that, due to the nature of their purposes or structure, may have specific queries that are not addressed in other, more general, guidance.

Guidance for charitable industrial and provident societies in Northern Ireland on their obligations under charity law is available below.

CCNI EG053 Industrial and provident societies guidance

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The intention of this guidance is to set out information, and signpost to other guidance, that will help charitable industrial and provident societies apply the principles of charity law to their organisation.

It is important to remember that there are no exceptions or exemptions to applying to register as a charity in Northern Ireland.  More broadly, the principles of charity law apply equally to all charities, including charitable industrial and provident societies.