Good Governance for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations


On Monday 30th November 2015, representatives from six local community groups and voluntary organisations ( Halla na Féile, Tipperary Childcare Committee;  Cahir Development Association;  Tipperary Community Services; South Tipperary Arts Centre and Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre) attended a lively and engaging workshop on the role of the Charities Regulator Authority (CRA) and its relevance for local organisations.

The workshop was hosted by South Tipperary Development Company through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The workshop forms part of a broad range of actions delivered through SICAP to support the capacity and organisational development of local community groups in South Tipperary.

Many groups are currently in the process of registering with the CRA in order to satisfy 16th April 2016 registration deadline. The workshop, delivered by Caroline Egan from CramdenTech, focussed on the following:

  1. The role and remit of the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA)
  2. Information required by the CRA from groups to complete registration
  3. Importance of an Annual report and its marketing potential in demonstrating the impact of an organisations’ work to a wide audience that would include the general public, funding agencies and public representatives
  4. The principles of the Governance Code and its relevance to local groups and charities in ensuring compliance with the requirements of the CRA.

The workshop was well received by the participants and served to demystify the process of registration. The training material provided was welcomed by the participants as a reference guide to support their organisation register with CRA and implement the Governance Code.

STDC, through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) looks forward to continuing its support of local community groups in South Tipperary in 2016.

For more information on the Charities Regulatory Authority go to

For more information on the Governance Code go to

Governance Code Training- Cahir- 30th November 2015


L-R: Caroline Egan (Cramden Tech); Eibhlín Ní Riain (Halla na Feile); Pauline Browne (Halla na Feile); Aileen Healy (Tipperary Childcare Committee); Denis J. Fahey (Cahir Development Association); Teresa Hinchey (Tipperary Community Services); Emoke Sweetman (South Tipperary Arts Centre); Sr. Bridget O’Keeffe (Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre).