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Statutory inquiry update

In January 2018, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland opened an inquiry into registered Northern Ireland charity, 100 Help the Homeless (NIC100203).

The matters under investigation include a focus on the governance, administration and, in particular, the financial control of the charity.

100 Help the Homeless currently appears on the register of charities as in default, meaning that it has not complied with its legal obligations to provide accounts and reports to the Commission. This is the first statutory inquiry opened into a charity that is in default.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the Commission has issued an order to remove Mr Kyle Heffernan as a charity trustee with immediate effect, due to mismanagement and misconduct. 

The register of removed trustees has been updated to reflect this action by the Commission.
As the inquiry into 100 Help the Homeless remains live, the Commission is not currently in a position to go into further detail on this matter.


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

The statutory inquiry was instituted under section 22 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

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

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