Role of Management Committees: Where Can I Get More Information?

Listed alphabetically below are a range of recommended sources of further information and advice regarding the role of Management Committees.

Remember! The legal framework regarding voluntary and community organisations based in Northern Ireland is different from other parts of the UK. However, good practice principles and advice will be relevant to all groups.

Local support

Key contact organisations within Northern Ireland:

Age NI
3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR
Tel: 028 9024 5729

Business in the Community
Bridge House, Paulett Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4HD
Tel: 028 9046 0606
Email: [email protected]

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
The new Charity Commission for Northern Ireland came into being on the 1st June 2009.

257 Lough Road, Lurgan, Craigavon, BT66 6NQ
Tel: 028 3832 0220

31 Bruce Street, Belfast, BT2 7JD
Tel: 028 9024 5356
Email: [email protected]

Early Years
6 Wildflower Way, Apollo Road, Belfast, BT12 6TA
Tel: 028 9066 2825

NI Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)
Provides advice, training and publications. Access direct support through the Charity Advice Service.

61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB
Tel: 028 9087 7777
Email: [email protected]

North West Community Network
12-14 The Diamond,Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6HW
Tel: 028 7127 9090
Email: [email protected]

7 Crescent Gardens, Belfast, Antrim, BT7 1NS
Tel: 028 9080 338

Rural Community Network (RCN)
38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, BT80 8EF
Tel: 028 8676 6670
Email: [email protected]

Supporting Communities
34-36 Henry Street, Ballymena, BT42 3AH
Tel: 028 2564 5676

Volunteer Now
Provides information, advice and training to voluntary management committees, including through this website, the DIY Committee Guide. Published the Giving Leadership, Giving Time research on voluntary management committees in Northern Ireland.

The Skainos Centre, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF
Tel: 028 9023 2020.
Email: [email protected]

Other sources of online support and advice

Professional organisation for chief executives in the voluntary and community sector. Provides good practice guidance relevant for Management Committees. Download or order publications regarding relationships between the Management Committee and the Chief Executive.

Charity Governance
A subscription-based website containing guidance and resources for management committees/trustees.

The Chartered Governance Institute
Although more for the corporate sector, a few useful downloadable resources.

Companies House
Guidance for limited companies on their statutory responsibilities.

Department for the Economy
Provides downloadable publications of relevance to companies e.g. director/secretary responsibilities.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Provides guidance on a range of topics relevant to management committees under Tools & Resources.

Small Charities Coalition
Small Charities Coalition is a national support and networking organisation that helps over 6,000 small charities, their staff, volunteers and trustees access the skills, knowledge and recources they need to best serve their causes.

A range of information and downloadable resources including governance and organisational management.