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Charity regulator launches new website

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched an updated version of its website

The new website, still accessible on, will act as an information hub for organisations and individuals looking for advice, information and support on all aspects of managing a charity, including the essential areas of compulsory charity registration, annual reporting for registered charities and when the Commission will investigate concerns about charities.

Visitors to the new website will also have easy access the Commission’s range of online registration support tools and guidance, such as the popular Purposes and public benefit toolkit, the latest guidance documents on registering a charity and the public benefit requirement, and the Commission’s online registration tutorial.

New, online forms will provide an efficient way of submitting requests, applications and concerns to the charity regulator, with supporting guidance and FAQs available to direct organisations and individuals to the next steps they may need to take.

While the web address remains the same as the Commission’s previous website, older hyperlinks to specific sections, pages or guidance on the website have been updated. Any saved favourites and bookmarks to your most useful pieces of guidance on the Commission website will also need to be updated.

Please use the buttons or tabs on the homepage to access specific sections of the website, for example if you are searching for registration support tools such as the Trustee declaration, the Expression of intent form or the Purposes and public benfit toolkit, click the green Registration support button on the homepage.

Alternatively, you can search for a specific area or topic using the search box at the top right hand corner of each webpage.