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The Charities Regulator was established in 2014 and is an independent authority. We are Ireland's national statutory regulator for charitable organisations

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13 - 17 November 2023

All you need to know about this year's Charity Trustees' Week and the events taking place.

Charity Trustees’ Week - A big thank you!

Charity Trustees’ Week is a great big THANK YOU to charity trustees across Ireland for the important and tireless work you carry out throughout the year in the governance and leadership of Ireland’s charities. It is organised in partnership by the Charities Regulator, Boardmatch Ireland, Carmichael, Charities Institute Ireland, Dóchas, Pobal, The Wheel, and Volunteer Ireland.

This year’s calendar offers a range of events to celebrate the work of charity trustees and provide support and insights to help you fulfil your roles and responsibilities.

We’ve kept in mind the suggestions and feedback from charity trustees on the topics you want to learn more about as well as the format and times that suit best to create a calendar with something for every trustee, whatever the size or purpose of your charity.

As well as celebrating the work of charity trustees, the week’s events will also help to raise awareness among the public and others interested in the sector of the vital contribution  of charity trustees to Ireland’s over 11,500 registered charities.

Follow us on social media, using the hashtag: #TrusteesWeekIrl

Calendar of Events

Click on the interactive calendar for the full schedule of events and to register for those you’d like to attend. All events are free but booking is required.









Charities Regulator Events:

  • An overview of Ireland’s smaller charities Monday, 13th at 10.00am - Webinar

Smaller charities (that is those with an annual income of less than €100,000) make up almost half of Ireland’s registered charities (excluding schools). They are as diverse as they are numerous, operating in all areas of the country and furthering all charitable purposes. Ahead of the publication of a new report by the Charities Regulator on Ireland’s smaller charities, Helen Martin, Chief Executive and Mandy Osborne, Research Manager will provide a briefing on the highlights.

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  • Good Governance in Practice Tuesday, 14th at 7pm - In-person and online

This hybrid event in the River Court Hotel, Kilkenny, co-hosted by the Charities Regulator and Volunteer Ireland, will provide insights, learnings and practical guidance on good governance for charities. Speakers will include Helen Martin, Chief Executive and Thomas Mulholland, Director of Compliance and Enforcement, Charities Regulator.

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Interested in becoming a charity trustee?

There are over 11,500 registered charities in Ireland with more than 76,000 charity trustees. 

If you wish to become more involved in the charity sector, there are number of ways you can begin the process of become a charity trustee. You can search the Register of Charities for a charity whose work and values align with your own.

Another option is to link in with Boardmatch Ireland, a registered charity specialising in board recruitment for the charity sector. Boardmatch works with charities of all sizes and you can view and apply for current Board and Committee vacancies on their website.

Volunteer Ireland , along with a network of Volunteer Centres, manages the national volunteering database I-VOL. This database has thousands of volunteer opportunities from thousands of organisations across the country which you can view and apply for on their website and via their smartphone app, I-VOL.