Welcome to our Guidance Page

Please follow the link to the section which most applies to you.

NB: If you are an existing charity but do not hold a CHY number, or you did not hold a CHY number prior to 16 October 2014, please refer to the New Charities Guidance below.


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Guidance Documents for Charities

Internal Financial Controls Guidelines for Charities (English)

Internal Financial Controls Guidelines for Charities (Irish)


Guidance for Charity Trustees (English)

Guidance for Charity Trustees (Irish)


Fundraising Guidance (English)

Fundraising Guidance (Irish)


Social Media


Please click on the picture link below, to bring you directly to the Charities Regulator's Twitter account:



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Guidance on how to convert your files to to PDF format

When uploading documents you will notice that the system will only accept PDF files, no larger than 15mbs.  If you have difficulty converting your files to PDF, please view our useful video guides below, or contact us here.