Charities Act 2009 – Update on School Registration, 27th July 2015
A meeting took place recently between the Department of Education and Skills and the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA). It was agreed between both that the Department of Education and Skills would assist and support primary schools to complete their charity registration in a simplified manner. It is envisaged that this process would be significantly different from the process that other agencies would be required to complete and that limited mandatory information would be required.
The Department of Education and Skills and the CRA are currently discussing the requirements and timetables around this process. It is likely to be a number of months before it is clear what is required by primary schools.
Current indications are that the registration process for primary schools will need to be completed by 16th April 2016 and all indications are that the CRA will keep the process simple.
We will keep you updated as matters progress.