News & Events

Development Trusts Northern Ireland (DTNI) is hosting professional facilities management (FM) training events this spring, one of these events is in collaboration with Carmichael in Dublin. The FM course will follow the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management professional standards framework and cover the fundamentals of health and safety, energy, contract management and much more. Click on the link below for full details.

DTNI Facilities Management Training

Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are inviting applications for funding from eligible organisations under the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2019-2022. Details about the new programme and the application process is available on The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday 31st January, 2019.

Carmichael are participating in the ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits’ seminar to be held on the 6th of March 2019 (9am – 1pm) in Technology University Dublin, Blanchardstown Campus.

Irish Nonprofit organisations are facing unprecedented challenges, with increased demand, difficulties in raising funds, increased regulation and reduced trust in the sector. This seminar will explore how the sector can respond through improved governance standards and greater accountability through the provision of performance information. Speakers include Professor Noel Hyndman, Professor Emeritus in Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael, Dr. Francis McGeough, Lecturer in Accounting, Technology University Dublin and Ms. Assumpta Harvey, Head of School of Business at Technological University Dublin. The seminar is free of charge but prior registration is necessary. For more details and to register for this seminar see Eventbrite ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits‘.

View for more information on current C.E. vacancies. is contributing €1M to 15 organisations dedicated to tackling important social issues and creating opportunity for Dublin. Local nonprofits and social enterprises are invited to submit innovative proposals and 15 finalists will receive €50,000 grants, training and volunteer support from Google. Applications due December 6 2018. For more information visit

Congratulations to all the winners for the 2018 Good Governance Awards!! A big thanks to everyone who submitted their entries this year, keep up the good work.


For the Annual Report & Financial Statements Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Care Alliance

Category 2 Winner – Aidlink

Category 3 Winner – Camara Education

Category 4 Winner – CMRF Crumlin

Category 5 Winner – Trócaire


For the Best Governance Improvement Initiative Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Proudly Made in Africa

Proudly Made in Africa implemented a series of measures to improve its governance: an enhanced accounting system, governance handbook, governance training, establishment of a governance sub-committee to oversee a range of governance reviews and updates, and the redesign of the annual report.

Category 2 Winner – Irish Girl Guides

Irish Girl Guides implemented an updated financial reporting system to produce consolidated accounts for its 570 units across the country.

Category 3 Winner – The Care Trust

The Care Trust designed and developed a new Risk Register Dashboard to enhance the Board’s oversight of the organisation’s risk management.

Category 4 Winner – Extern Ireland

Extern Ireland developed and implemented a new Governance Action Plan to improve its governance.

Category 5 Winner – Central Remedial Clinic

Central Remedial Clinic developed and implemented of a new stakeholder engagement programme ‘Keeping Connected’’.

Our CEO Diarmaid speaks with Dublin City FM about the new Carmichael Brand

Listen here

Discover more about the inspiring work of our resident member organisations, their impact and the difference they make to communities across the country. Our featured story is Show Racism the Red Card.

Show Racism the Red Card is a charity set up to tackle racism. Through producing education resources harnessing the profile of sports starts, we reach up to 20,000 young people through our programme of activities. Our activities include:

  • Anti Racism workshops / training
  • Wear Red Day against racism
  • Anti Racism Creative Competition
  • Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight
  • Club Welcome refugees

We moved to the Carmichael Centre as the best option for a small charity. Carmichael provides low cost office space, shared office facilities including postage, printing, reception and finance support services.  We benefited from good governance code training and as a consequence were one of the first of 300 out of 8,000 charities to be fully compliant. Carmichael is a good space to support small organisations who are limited by resources. It provides a space and resource to allow a small organisation have as big an impact as possible. There is a case for a similar model to be in other cities, we are lucky to have Carmichael in Dublin.

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Social Innovation Ireland have announced three new funds.

If your innovative project creates impact through sports, arts and culture, or is focused on early childhood outcomes then Learn more here.

Have you submitted your entry for this year’s Good Governance Awards?

Remember this year there is a new award type for “Best Governance Improvement Initiative”

Final entry deadline 14th September 2018