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Good Governance roadshow for charities

A series of seminars, offering charities advice and information on the latest developments in charity regulation, are taking place across Northern Ireland this autumn.

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Developing Governance Group, is undertaking the free seminars, which began on Monday 3 October 2016 with an inaugural event at NICVA in Belfast.

The series of Good Governance seminars will take place in various venues across Northern Ireland, as listed below, in conjunction with local support networks

Frances McCandless, Commission Chief Executive, commented: “While charity registration is now well underway with over 5,100 charities registered, it is important to remember that registration is only the beginning.

“Once registered, it is compulsory for each charity to report annually to the Commission on their governance, resources and finances, as well as ensuring that they operate good governance practices across all aspects of their work.

“The Good Governance seminars are an ideal opportunity for anyone involved in a charity to find out more about the new annual reporting regulations and, vitally, what those regulations mean for their charity.”

As well as providing an overview of charity annual reporting, each seminar will also focus on the importance of good governance within charities and present the newly revised Code of Good Governance.  

Please note that places at each seminar are limited, with anyone wishing to attend a seminar encouraged to contact the appropriate organisation, as listed below, to book their place.



To book a place please contact

Wed 19 Oct
7.30 - 9.30pm 
Armagh City Hotel, 
2 Friary Road, 
Ruth, TADA Rural Support Network on 02838 398888 or
Wed 26 Oct
7.00 – 9.00pm

North West Community Network,
(Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership),
10-14 Bishop Street,

Neola, North West Community Network, on 028 7127 9090 
Thurs 3 Nov
7.30 - 9.30pm

The Fermanagh Trust, Fermanagh House, 
Broadmeadow Place,

Frances, Fermanagh Rural Community Network on 
028 6632 7006 or
Thurs 10 Nov
7.30 - 9.30pm
The Crieve Centre, 
2 Hillhead, Stewartstown.
Anne, Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN), on 028 8773 8845 or
Wed 16 Nov
7.00 – 9.00pm

County Down Rural Community Network,
Ballymote Centre for Community & Business,
40 Killough Road,

Tricia, County Down Rural Community Network on  
028 4461 2311 or
Wed 23 Nov 
2.00 – 4.00pm
Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street, Lisburn. Sandra Faulkner, Volunteer Now on 028 9023 2020 or
Thurs 1 Dec
7.30 - 9.30pm
The Braid Centre, Bridge Street, 
North Antrim Community Network, on 028 2177 2100 or

Registration and refreshments will be available 15 minutes before the start of each event.          

For more information on the Developing Good Governance group and the Code of Good Governance please visit


For more information please contact Shirley Kernan, Charity Commission Communications Officer, on telephone: 028 3832 0169, mobile: 07827338978 or email:

Notes to editors

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, established under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

The Commission works to provide and implement the structures and processes through which charities can demonstrate their contribution to society and the public can be assured that charitable resources are being properly applied.