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Consultation: Scheme of Delegation


The Department for Communities is consulting on a prospective Scheme of Delegation for the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 (the 2022 Act) allows that the Department may make a Scheme of Delegation which, if made, would permit some functions of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland to be delegated to staff. In making a Scheme of Delegation the legislation stipulates that the first Scheme should be subject to public consultation.

A background to the Scheme can be found on the Regulation of Charities webpage and within the consultation document here.

This consultation will shape the future of decision making in the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It is important that views of the public and the charity sector are represented to help determine and develop any Scheme of Delegation.  Whether you are a charity trustee, a member of a charity, a charity volunteer or a member of the public that supports or benefits from charities, we want to hear your views on this important issue.  We are also interested in hearing the views of legal advisors, funders and other regulators or bodies that interact with the Charity Commission.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 20 March 2023 to 5pm on 12 June 2023.  It is recommended that respondents read the consultation documentation here prior to completing the consultation questionnaire.

Find out more here.