Charities play an important role in society and people care deeply about the causes charities are involved with. However, on occasion, someone may have a concern about a charity or group of charities and look to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, as the regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, to take up that concern. Their role as regulator is to work closely with charities to ensure that they are accountable, well run and meet their legal obligations in order to promote public trust and confidence.
It’s important that the Concern’s team gets the most relevant information so they can assess whether or not it is an issue the Commission can deal with. To help them do this in a timely way they would encourage anyone with a concern to follow these steps:
The Commission takes a risk-based and proportionate approach to its investigatory work. This means targeting their help and resources at the highest risks to charities’ beneficiaries, services and assets and where they think their intervention will have the greatest impact.
If you telephone the Commission to submit a concern you will be directed to the online form. You can, however, contact the Commission if you have any specific accessibility requirements.