Small Charities Have Your Say! – Charities Regulator Coming to Castleblayney

Small Charities Have Your Say! – Charities Regulator Coming to Castleblayney

Monaghan Volunteer Centre and Monaghan Integrated Development SICAP are organising an event for people who are trustees/board members of small charities. Staff from the Charities Regulator are coming to this event in Castleblayney to get the opinions and experiences of people who run small charities. The event is aimed at charities that either have no paid staff at all or just one or two paid staff.

We know that lots of small charities have struggled to register with the Charities Regulator or comply with annual reporting requirements. This event is your chance to explain to senior staff (including the Chief Executive) at the Charities Regulator which bits of the system are a problem for smaller charities and which bits are ok. They have asked us to limit the numbers attending so that they can listen to everyone’s input. Therefore please contact Sinéad Keenan if you want to book a place: sinead@volunteermonaghan.ie

Venue – Castleblayney

Date – Monday 24th June

Time – 7pm to 8.15pm 

The Charities Regulator has asked us to reassure you all that this event is not to catch anyone out. It is for them to learn from you. 

Please note that at the request of the Charites Regulator, this event is only for charities that are already registered with them. If you are unsure if you organisation should be registered on not please see https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-charities/registering-a-charity  

Below is some information the Charities Regulator has asked us to share:

“The Charities Regulator is keen to meet trustees of volunteer-only charities and those with one or two employees to hear their views on and experiences of charity regulation. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of meetings around the country to make sure the feedback of this sizeable section of the sector is taken account of when the Charities Regulator is developing policies, guidance and regulatory materials, and in its strategy for 2025-2028, which is currently being developed.

These meeting are part of plans by the Charities Regulator to further expand the ways in which it engages with key stakeholders. The stakeholder forum established last year, and the ‘pulse’ surveys of trustees that it conducts every few months or so provide valuable feedback on guidance, amongst other things. They would like to delve a little deeper on some of the insights from these initiatives. They also want to hear about how they are communicating and engaging generally with small charities, and how the charities find engaging with them. “