It is estimated that there are between 7,000 and 12,000 charities operating in Northern Ireland. All organisations that are, or could be, charitable must apply for registration with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) when called forward by the CCNI. David McConnell, Monitoring & Compliance Manager at the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has reported “registration will be a managed process over coming years, with charitable organisations called forward by the Commission in tranches to apply to register”.
Once registered, charities are required to report to the CCNI on their first full accounting period that commences after 1 April 2014. They will have 10 months from the end of the accounting period to file this information with CCNI.
CCNI intends to make annual accounts received from charities available to the public on its website.
To find a registered or removed charity enter its name or registration number in the field below and press “Go”. Wile accounts are not yet available, the names of trustees, with contact details are available, as with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
Finbar Cullen, ResearchPlus