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Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:57 AM | Doug Miles (Administrator)

Thematic report outlines why some bodies fail to be registered as charities

A new report by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has outlined the reasons why some charity registration applications fail.

Entitled, Refused entry to the register: understanding why, the report explains how the law is applied during the charity registration process.  

Case studies are included to give those applying for charity registration a sense of what is and isn’t a charity, and what has led to the Commission refusing 39 registration applications to date. There are now over 5,500 charities on the register.

New report explains what makes a good public benefit statement

A new thematic report from the Commission outlines what makes a good public benefit statement.

For an organisation to successfully achieve charity status, it must demonstrate, successfully, that it meets the public benefit requirement. This is done through the public benefit section of the charity registration process.

The report provides four case studies – two of poor public benefit statements and two of good ones – to demonstrate to those potential charities going through the registration process how best to approach this crucial task.


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