Good Governance seminars take to the road

Northern Ireland’s charity regulator is set to take to the road with a series of seminars focusing on good governance and charity regulation.

In association with the Developing Governance Group, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is offering the free seminars at venues across Northern Ireland.

Tom McGrath, Chief Commissioner, explained: "Following the beginning of registration in December, we are delighted to be able to support the Developing Governance Group in hosting a series of seminars for charities.

"With a number of changes to charity regulation over recent years, and the interim reporting for registered charities programme launching in April, there has never been a better time to find out more about the Commission’s role and responsibilities.

"Each seminar will focus on good governance within charities, covering new regulations and providing an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide their views on a draft of the revised Code of Good Governance.

"We hope that people involved with all aspects of local charities, from trustees through to staff and volunteers, will take the time to join us at the seminars and gain a wider knowledge of charity regulation and good governance."

In conjunction with local support networks, the events are currently scheduled as below.




To book a place please contact

Thurs 10 April

2pm to 4.30pm


61 Duncairn Gardens


BT15 2GB

Cathy, NICVA on 028 9087 7777 or email

Tues 29 April

7pm to 9pm

Rural Community Network

Oldtown Street


BT80 8EF

Teresa, Rural Community Network,

on 028 8676 6670 or email

Tues 6 May

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Community House

Drumragh Ave


BT78 1DP

Fiona, Omagh Forum for Rural

Associations on 028 8225 1559 or email

Tues 13 May

7pm to 9pm

Fermanagh House

Broadmeadow Place


BT74 7HR

Hazel, The Fermanagh Trust,

on 028 6632 0210 or email

Thurs 15 May

7pm to 9pm

Ballymote Centre

40 Killough Rd


BT30 6PY

Libby, County Down Rural Community

Network on 028 4461 2311 or email

Tues 20 May

7pm to 9pm

Killymaddy Centre

190 Ballygawley Road

BT71 1TF

Lisa, COSTA on 028 855 56880 or email


Thurs 22 May

5pm to 7pm

Ballybot House

28 Cornmarket


BT35 8BG

Edna or Carol, Confederation of

Community Groups on 028 3026 1022 or


Tues 27 May

7.30pm to 9.30pm

The Braid Town Hall

Museum & Arts Centre
1-29 Bridge Street

BT43 5EJ

Susan, North Antrim Community Network,

on 028 2177 2100 or email


3 June

10am to 12.30pm

The Junction

8-14 Bishop’s Street
Derry City

BT48 6HW

Neola, North West Community Network on

028 7127909 or email


10 June

5pm to 7.30pm

Volunteer Now

34 Shaftesbury Square



Sandra Faulkner, Volunteer Now

on 028 9023 2020 or email

For more information on the Developing Good Governance group please visit their website


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



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