Charity requirements and guidance

This section will bring together all our published guidance, reports, factsheets and other resources.

  • Charity registration - information on charity registration in Northern Ireland.
  • Start up a charity - what you need to know if you're thinking of forming a charity.
  • Running your charity - guidance aimed at supporting charity trustees on key aspects of running their charity effectively.
  • Charity accounting and reporting - what you need to send to us each year, how detailed your charity's accounts and report need to be and why they are essential.
  • Charity governance - the principles of good governance, plus detailed guidance on managing your charity's resources, managing risk and environmental responsibility.
  • Charity activities - how to remain independent and for the public benefit, and how you can get maximum benefit for your beneficiaries by working with other charities.
  • Legislation - links to the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 and to a "live" version of the Act that shows only those parts that have already been brought into operation.

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