Changes to Charity Commissions categories that may affect your Club.

Sport Northern Ireland and the Charity Commission are hosting information evenings regarding recent changes to legislation around charitable registration which may be applicable to yourselves as a sports club.

It is compulsory for all charities operating in Northern Ireland to apply for charity registration and the Commission is urging all charities to prepare now. There are 12 descriptions of charitable purpose, which include the advancement of amateur sport therefore you as a sports club may fall under this category. To find out more information as to whether you are required to register and the effects this may have on your organisation, please indicate if you would like to attend one of the sessions detailed below by emailing with details of which session you wish to attend.

The three sessions all are provided by the Charity Commission and are titled:

“Charity Commission – new legislation, requirement to register and effects on your organisation”

The dates and venues are:


20th November 20146.30pmGAA offices, 8-10 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BX
27th November 20146.30pmAthletics House, Old Coach Road, Belfast, BT9 5PR
4th December 20146.30pmShared Future Centre - Office Unit 3 (2nd Floor), Irish Street, Derry BT47 2DA

Further information is also available by visiting the Charity Commission’s website or contacting the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland via email to

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