Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance 2024


Date: 1 Mar 2024 at 10am (running until 18 May 2024)

Price: €1900 full price/ €1710 for members of The Wheel (payment and registration via the Law Society webpage)
The course is delivered in a blended fashion, with a number of in-person workshops hosted in Blackhall Place, Dublin and the majority of lectures hosted online.
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Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance 2024

The charity sector in Ireland faced many challenges due to the impact of COVID-19, in particular the effect it had on fundraising and service continuity. Additionally, the establishment of the Charities Regulator, increasing regulatory & funding requirements (including the introduction in late 2018 of the Regulator’s Charities Governance Code), and developments on the horizon for the sector in terms of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022  herald a period of significant changes to the sector in Ireland.  

The Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below: 

Module 1: Introduction 

  • Recent trends in the charity sector in Ireland, 
  • Regulation of charities and the Charities Act 2009, 
  • The legal framework & legal structures for charities. 

Module 2: Finance & Fundraising 

  • Legislative framework for fundraising, 
  • Regulation of & best practice for fundraising, 
  • Financial reporting: Statutory requirements, 
  • Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). 

Module 3: Governance 

  • Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code, 
  • Implementation and related issues, 
  • Risk assessments and managing risk. 

Module 4: Strategy and management 

  • Management, human resource and volunteer policies, 
  • Charities & corporate governance, 
  • Data protection issues, 
  • Employment law, 
  • Outcomes approach, 
  • Procurement and tendering. 

Dates & Times:

  • Friday 01/03/24 (9.30am–3.30pm)
  • Saturday 02/03/24 (10am–4.30pm)
  • Friday 12/04/24 (9.30- 3.45pm)
  • Saturday 13/04/24 (10.00am– 4.00pm) 
  • Wednesday 01/05/24 (6pm-8.20pm) 
  • Friday 17/05/24 (9.30am–4.00pm)
  • Saturday 18/05/24 (10.00am–3.30pm).

Our learning approach and the use of an online forum ensure that attendees can learn both from lecturers and from the knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer aspect that is encouraged in interactive sessions 

Members of The Wheel receive a 10% discount on course fees. 

Alternatively, you can email Course Leader Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor, at s.crilly@lawsociety.ie to find out more


How to register

Applications are still being accepted for this course. To apply, please follow the instructions below.

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Who should attend

The Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance is especially suitable for charity trustees or those considering joining a Charity Board, Charity CEOs, Managers, Solicitors, Accountants and other professionals who work within the Charity Sector.

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