Charities deadline looms
Tomorrow marks the deadline for charities to have their say on updates to the Charities Act, 1978.
Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy described the amendments as expanding the definition of “charitable organisations”.
The intent is to provide an increased regulatory authority for Charity Commissioners and to boost the reporting requirements for charities.
Senator Fahy said the Island’s registered charities had significantly increased in number, with “a widening of scope of charitable purposes”.
“It’s our aim to introduce amendments aimed at modernising the Act, which we hope to table in the upcoming Parliamentary session. In this regard, the Ministry looks forward to receiving feedback from our various charitable organisations regarding the legislative reforms.”
Charities wishing to review the policy proposals are asked to contact the Acting Registrar at the Office of the Registry General.
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