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Commission opens statutory inquiry

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has today (12 August 2019) announced the opening of a statutory inquiry into the Minnowburn Trust, a registered charity with the Northern Ireland charity number NIC100824.

The inquiry relates to concerns regarding the administration and governance of the charity.

As a proportionate regulator, and so as to ensure that the investigation is fair, the Commission will not be making any further comment while the investigation is ongoing.


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

Notes for editors

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland. See for further information.

The Commission has a statutory function, as detailed within section 8(2)3 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 to identify and investigate apparent misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of charities, and to take remedial or protective action.

Section 22 of the Charities Act 2008 gives the Commission the power to institute inquiries, with the opening of an inquiry giving the commission access to a range of protective and remedial powers.

In accordance with normal procedures, a report on the results of the inquiry will be published on the Commission’s website once the inquiry is completed.