Decisions of the Commission

Through publishing the decisions we make, the Commission aims to increase openness, transparency and levels of public trust and confidence in the charity sector.  Additionally, publishing decisions gives individuals and organisations that are affected by a decision an opportunity to find out more about that decision and, if necessary, to provide comments or make representations.

There is no statutory requirement for the Commission to publish every decision it makes; however, the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 does set out certain circumstances where the Commission should publish its decisions or intentions.  In addition, we intend to publish decisions where there is sufficient justification, it would be in the best interests of the charity or is in the public interest.

Further information on the Commission’s approach to publishing decisions can be found in our Publishing our decisions guidance, which is available to read or download using the links below:

This guidance explains how you can comment on decisions and how we will take your comments on board where we can.

Decisions are published and publicised in a variety of formats.  Using the links below, you will be able to view current decisions open for comment, recent and archived decisions, and decision summary reports where applicable.  Along with each decision that is open for comment, you will find an online form which you should use to submit your comments or representations.

 

Casework

Draft schemes:

 

Regulated consents:
  • Current or proposed decisions (see below)

Under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (the ‘Act’), some changes to a charitable company’s articles of association must be approved by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland before they take effect.

Alterations to the objects, dissolution clause or authorisations for benefits to be paid to directors in any charitable company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, or Articles of Association, must receive prior written consent from the Commission before they can become effective. For more information, please see the Consents for charitable companies section of our website.

The Commission has consented to alterations for the following applications for regulated consents:

The Commission has consented to alterations to River Blackwater Catchment Trust’s Articles of Association. River Blackwater Catchment Trust applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Farset Youth and Community Development Limited’s Articles of Association. Farset Youth and Community Development Limited applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits and dissolution clauses.  The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

 The Commission has consented to alterations to Farset Development Limited’s Articles of Association. Farset Development Limited applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits and dissolution clauses.  The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to The Pregnancy Resource Centre’s Articles of Association. The Pregnancy Resource Centre applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause.  The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to North West Play Resource Centre’s Articles of Association. North West Play Resource Centre applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause.  The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to Ullans Speakers’ Articles of Association. Ullan Speakers applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Company’s objects, directors’ benefits, dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to ADDNI Limited’s Articles of Association. ADDNI Limited applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Company’s object clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them. A resolution by the charity’s members/directors has already been passed. The resolution has included a provision that the alterations will not come into effect until the Commission’s consent has been obtained.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Drumahoe Childcare Limited’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. Drumahoe Childcare Limited applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Memorandum and Article’s objects and dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to G-old Community Partnership’s Articles of Association. G-old Community Partnership applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits and dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to Antrim Enterprise Agency Limited’s Articles of Association.  Antrim Enterprise Agency Limited applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits, dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to Make a Difference Worldwide’s Articles of Association.  Make a Difference Worldwide applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Company’s objects clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Kairos Enterprises’ Articles of Association. Kairos Enterprises applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors”

The Commission has consented to alterations to Broughderg Area Development Association’s Articles of Association. Broughderg Area Development Association applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors”

The Commission has consented to alterations to Strabane Community Unemployed Group’s Articles of Association. Strabane Community Unemployed Group applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

Aras Cholmcille Trust applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits, dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them. As Aras Cholmcille Trust had already passed a resolution implementing the alterations before obtaining the Commission’s consent, the alterations are ineffective until Aras Cholmcille Trust puts a resolution to a members’/directors’ vote again.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education’s Articles of Association. Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s dissolution clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to Churches Community Work Alliance Articles of Association.  Churches Community Work Alliance applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects and dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

Acceptable Enterprises Ltd applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Company’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

Autism Initiatives Northern Ireland applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Company’s objects, directors’ benefits, and dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

The Commission has consented to alterations to IB Networks Trust’s Articles of Association.  IB Networks Trust applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Confederation of Community Groups’ Articles of Association. Confederation of Community Groups applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits and dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Volunteer Now’s Articles of Association.  Volunteer Now applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects and directors’ benefits clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors.

Supporting Communities NI applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects, directors’ benefits, dissolution clauses. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them. A resolution by the charity’s directors has already been passed. The resolution has included a provision that the alterations will not come into effect until the Commission’s consent has been obtained.

The Commission has consented to alterations to Age North Down & Ards’ Articles of Association. Age North Down & Ards applied to the Commission for consent to alterations to the Article’s objects clause. The Commission has considered the proposed alterations and has granted consent to them subject to the passing of a resolution by the charity’s members/directors. 

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