Northern Ireland’s charity regulator calls for your views on how it engages with the public

Support Northern Ireland’s charity regulator in improving its stakeholder engagement and participation methods by taking part in its latest public consultation.

That was the message this week from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, as it called on individuals and organisations to share their views on how the Commission currently engages and consults with the public.

Frances McCandless, Chief Executive of the Commission, explained: “It’s important that the public support us by ensuring our engagement and consultation activities are the best we can use. 

We are now halfway through a consultation on our Participation Strategy, a draft plan on how we will engage with our stakeholders, and we are to calling on anyone interested to share their thoughts on our strategy.

“All you have to do to take part is provide your comments through a short online or hard copy survey or complete a quick telephone or face to face interview.

“The result, we hope, will help us gain a better understanding of what engagement activities have and haven’t worked in the past, as well as how we can improve our consultation processes for the future.”

All consultation material, including the draft Participation Strategy and details on how you can take part in the consultation, is available on the Current Consultations section of the Commission’s website

The Participation Strategy consultation opened on 6 May 2014 and will run for eight weeks until 30 June 2014. A consultation report, including an analysis of the feedback received, will be published on the Commission’s website in the autumn.


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


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